Member of Parliament for Norton Constituency, Temba Mliswa was ejected from Parliament after bringing up a debate on Gukurahundi.
Gukurahundi, a genocide resulted in the death of more than 20 000 people in Matabeleland and Midlands province, with many more displaced, mutilated and traumatised.
It was carried out by the North Korean trained Fifth brigade, Gukurahundi is derived from a Shona language term which loosely translates to “the early rain which washes away the chaff before the spring rains”.
In 1999, the late former president Robert Mugabe who was behind the skirmishes sensationally said: “Gukurahundi was a moment of madness’.
Posting on his Twitter, Mliswa described his ejection as a sad day for democracy.
“Sad day for Democracy inside the walls of Parliament. I was removed from the house while debating the Patriotic Bill. I was told that I can not accuse a political party within Parliament of doing exactly what the accused party actually did,”said Mliswa.
Mliswa also shared a video of him being ejected from the parliament
“Didn’t Gukurahundi happen in the ZANU PF, why do you remove me in the house for telling the truth,” fumed Mliswa.
“What is this house for if we are not able to debate on issues of national interest. Gukurahundi was an act of ZANU PF and you are kicking me out of this house for bringing out the issue of Gukurahundi.
“‘You are kicking me out of the house because I brought out Gukurahundi which was done under the ZANU PF leadership. Who are you serving, what you are doing is barbaric of the party you belong to.
I am leaving knowing that you have made the biggest mistake. You are hoping that you will be made speaker by bootlicking,” said Mliswa.