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Beatrice Mtetwa in solo protest against CCC MPs recalls

by Bustop TV News

By Staff Reporter

TOP human  rights lawyer Beatrice Mtetwa on Tuesday staged a solo protest against the recall of opposition Citizens Coalition for Change (CCC) members of parliament.

This comes after Sengezo Tshabangu who claims to be CCC’s interim secretary general last week wrote to speaker of parliament Jacob Mudenda withdrawing 15 CCC members saying they had ceased to be party members.

The affected parliamentarians have since filed an urgent application at the High Court arguing that Tshabangu had no legal standing to recall them.

Mtetwa walked down a street in the capital, Harare, holding a placard which read

“Tshabangu: #Respect our vote.”

CCC spokesperson, Promise Mkwananzi also urged Zimbabweans to join Mtetwa’s demonstration from their various locations by posting pictures and videos of themselves online.

“Make your placard from wherever you are, make a video, make it viral & register your disquiet through simple, practical action at your locality.

“Together as citizens, we will defend our vote, we will defend our right of choice, we will defend our constitution, we will defend our democracy. ENOUGH IS ENOUGH!

“No matter how small or insignificant it may seem, let us start the process of speaking out against ZANU PF’s disdainful & disrespectful attitude towards the Citizens of this country,” said Mkwananzi.

Meanwhile if the recalls are confirmed by the courts, Zimbabweans will have to vote for Parliamentarians in the 15 constituencies barely two months after a general election.

With Zanu PF denied a two-thirds majority, these elections could potentially provide President Emmerson Mnangagwa with the chance to secure it and thereby gain enough power to amend the constitution in his favor, a concern expressed by CCC and analysts

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