By Staff Reporter
POLICE was on Tuesday summoned to the parliament building to eject main opposition Citizens Coalition for Change (CCC) Members of Parliament (MPs) who stopped proceedings after the speaker announced 15 of them had been recalled.
Sengezo Tshabangu who claims to be the CCC interim secretary general wrote to parliament speaker Jacob Mudenda recalling more than 20 MPs and councillors saying they had ceased to be members of the party.
The CCC has since distanced itself from Tshabangu saying he is an impostor.
The CCC leader Nelson Chamisa also wrote to Mudenda earlier, on the 11th of September saying every communication from the party comes through him.
Chamisa went on to write to Mudenda after Tshabangu recalled his MPs on the 4th of October urging the parliament speaker to disregard the ‘impostor’.
Mudenda however disregarded Chamisa’s letter, recalled the MPs and announced vacancies to the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission.
During the first question and answer session of the 10th parliament Tuesday, CCC MPs refused to leave the National assembly house after Mudenda ordered them to go as they had been recalled.
“11 September, 11 September,” the MPs chanted as they refused to leave the house.
They blocked police from forcing the CCC MPs out.
However police called backup from the anti-riot division to drag all the CCC MPs out of parliament.
Mudenda ruled that those who were ejected by police will not be allowed into the house for six sittings and their pay for two months will be garnished.