Mnangagwa, Mphoko refuse to answer questions about Grace Mugabe’s remarks at the Chinhoyi rally


HON. MARIDADI:  I want to say that we need a comment from one of the Vice Presidents on what the First Lady said, especially when it related to a senior Government employee because she summoned a senior Government employee and censored him in public.  That is public knowledge, and it is in the public domain, hence cannot be swept under the carpet.  We need to have a response on that.

Hon. Vice President, kindly respond to that.  I am happy that there is you, Leader of the House who is also Vice President and there is also Hon. Vice President Mphoko and there are senior Ministers.  You can help each other to answer this question, it is very important.  Thank you. – [HON. MEMBERS: Inaudible interjections.] –

THE VICE PRESIDENT AND MINISTER OF JUSTICE, LEGAL AND PARLIAMENTARY AFFAIRS (HON. E. D. MNANGAGWA):  Madam Speaker, I am grateful for the supplementary posed by the Hon. Member.  A matter arose at a public meeting and if there are any answers to be given, they must be given at the same forum.

In a democracy, like the democracy we have, such meetings are covered for the benefit of the nation.  When we give that report at that platform which is appropriate, again the nation will be informed.  I thank you.

HON. GONESE:  Madam Speaker, I have a matter of privilege arising from – [HON. MEMBERS: Inaudible interjections.] –

THE HON. DEPPUTY SPEAKER:  Order, order Hon. Gonese.  I think you know the procedures of the House.  – [HON. MLISWA: Inaudible interjection.] –  Order Hon. Mliswa!  Order Hon. Members, if I call for order, I mean everybody.

HON. GONESE:  Yes, I have a point of order.

THE HON. DEPUTY SPEAKER:  Hon. Gonese, I think you understand the procedures, you cannot just stand up and start talking.  I did not recognise you – [HON. MEMBERS: Inaudible interjections.] –  How can you start talking before I recognise you? – [HON. MEMBERS: Inaudible interjections.] –  Order, order may we have order in the House?  Hon. Gonese order! – [HON. GONESE:  I am raising a point of order!] –  Order, order may we have order please.

 HON. GONESE [speaking]:On a point of order Madam Speaker. 

THE HON. MADAM SPEAKER:  Can we have order.  Order Hon. Members. Order please, order in the House. 

Questions Without Notice were interrupted by THE HON. DEPUTY SPEAKER in terms of Standing Order No. 64.

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