HARARE – Independent Member of Parliament for Norton Temba Mliswa has urged opposition leader Nelson Chamisa to form a new political party and campaign in bi- elections to stop possibilities of a one party state in the country, TSTnews can reveal.
BY Taurai Bvumo
The outspoken legislator said the current political fights within the MDC are currently affecting the parliament business hence the need for them to be addressed as soon as possible.
“The sooner this impasse is resolved the better. It’s either Thokozani Khupe recalls everyone and there are by-elections Nelson Chamisa doesn’t waste time, registers a political party and they all resign to stand for election from Councillor to Legislator,”.
“Proportional Representation is dependent on the number of votes a party garners with the likelihood that the existing won’t make it. We can’t continue playing games & wasting tax payers’ money; we need opposition in Parliament”, said Mliswa
The independent legislator said the parliament’s duty was to play a watchdog role over the executive and without opposition the government will be untouchable.
“Do Khupe and Mwonzora have the representation? We can’t have a Parliament without opposition for checks and balances. I can only ask so many questions by myself. Let’s get on with things and avoid unnecessary disruptions,” wrote Themba Mliswa on his twitter blog.
The utterances by Themba Mliswa comes at a time there is chaos within the MDC Alliance with some parliamentarians attending the parly business whilst some have chosen to stick with the youthful leader.
TSTnews noted that among parliamentarians that have chosen to defy party position to boycott parliament sessions include Vincent Tsvangirai (Son to founding leader Morgan Tsvangirai), Senator Christine Rambanepasi Java, Virginia Mafuta, David Makonya and David Tekeshe