Harare East Member of Parliament terrene Mukupe was yesterday kicked out of the House after fellow Zimbabwe African National Union-Patriotic Front Member of Parliament for Marondera Central Lawrence Katsiru complained that Mukupe had threatened to kill him.
He did not say why Mukupe had made the threat.
Acting Speaker Reuben Marumahoko ordered an investigation into the matter but threw out Mukupe because it was unparliamentary to threaten a fellow legislator.
Katsiru said Mukupe was a “small boy” so if he really wanted a fight, he should confront him outside the House.
The threat disrupted the debate on the issuing of an African passport while Buhera West legislator Oliver Mandipaka was making his contribution.
The report on the Pan African Parliament’s role in promoting free movement of the people was moved by Chirumhanzu-Zibagwe legislator Auxillia Mnangagwa.
The free movement involves the issuing of e-passports and the abolition of visas for all African citizens in all African countries by next year..
HON. KATSIRU: On a point of order Mr. Speaker.
THE ACTING SPEAKER: What is your point of order?
HON. KATSIRU: Mr. Speaker, I am here for Parliament business and Hon. Mukupe gets off his seat to come and insult me where I am sitting and threaten to kill me, for what, I do not know. Can – [HON. MEMBERS: Inaudible interjections.] –
THE ACTING SPEAKER: Order please.
HON. KATSIRU: Can you Mr. Speaker, protect me, though Mukupe threatens to do that, he is a small boy. I want to appeal to you, I am here for Parliament business. If he wants to rub shoulders with me, why can he not wait for me outside other than wasting this time that I am supposed to be in Parliament, insulting me. I thank you Mr. Speaker Sir – [HON. MEMBERS: Inaudible interjections.] –
THE ACTING SPEAKER: Order, order please. Can Hon. Mukupe approach the Chair please? Hon. Mandipaka, you may resume your debate.
Hon. Mukupe approached the Chair.
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