By Staff Reporter
MAIN opposition Citizens Coalition for Change (CCC) has ended its two week disengagement from parliament and council business following recalls by ‘interim secretary general’ Sengezo Tshabangu.
Their disengagement ran concurrently with a six session suspension from parliament by Speaker Jacob Mudenda imposed after inharmonious scenes which were sparked by those recalls.
In an interview with Bustop TV, CCC Deputy spokesperson Ostallos Siziba said the party was reviewing and engaging with other key stakeholders as they wait court decision on the recalls.
The CCC filed an application seeking the court to stop by-elections on the basis that the recalls were illegal and made by Tshabangu whom they label as an impostor and not a party interim secretary general.
“The 14 days period expired yesterday and we are taking this period to make sure that we review and engage with other key stakeholders on the next political programme.
“Our first responsibility is to make sure that we make the law for the benefit of our people. We are a social democratic outfit and it is important that we are there in parliament to make sure that we advance pro poor laws.
“Secondly is to hold the executive to account, that is why people voted for CCC MPs, so we are back in parliament to make sure that all these issues and responsibility bestowed upon us by the people whilst these issues are being restored and we are going to announce the action we will be taking in relation to parliament,” Siziba said.
Sengezo recalled 15 legislators saying they had ceased to be party members.
CCC denied Tshabangu’s claims and wrote to parliament seeking the reversal of the recalls however Mudenda went on to announce these vacancies.
President Emmerson Mnangagwa also went on to set December 9 as the date for the by-elections, to fill the vacancies.