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MP says Mnangagwa must be careful about his advisors

Musikavanhu Member of Parliament Prosper Mutseyami has warned President Emmerson Mnangagwa to be careful about his advisors after the boob in which he named more cabinet ministers without constituencies than he is legally allowed to.

Mnangagwa was only allowed to name five ministers without constituencies but named nine, forcing him to fire one minister and reassign three.

Mutseyami said Mnangagwa had to be careful because his predecessor Robert Mugabe was at one time given a wrong speech to read to Parliament.

“My appeal as a Member of Parliament and citizen of this country is for our President of this country to have a thorough and polished team of advisors who are sincere with concerns of this country, who are sincere with responsibilities, who are not there to jeopardize or sabotage the President by giving him falsehoods,” he said.

“My appeal is for the President to look thoroughly to the house of advisors that he has now because on the first port of call, they did a wrong port and it was so bad.  My appeal is for the President to look seriously and get rid of these people who used to give a wrong speech to the former President.”

 Mnangagwa seems to have taken heed and yesterday spotted a spelling mistake on the plaque that announced his official renaming of KGVI Barracks to Josiah Magama Tongogara Barracks. Zimbabwe was spelt as Zimbawe.

Full contribution:

HON. MUTSEYAMI:  “Ministers and Deputy Ministers are appointed from among Senators or Members of the National Assembly but up to five chosen for their professional skills and competence may be appointed from outside Parliament.” As a Member of Parliament representing Musikavanhu Constituency, I am very worried Mr. Speaker Sir, bearing in mind the history that we had when we had some situations whereby an advisor to the former President, R.G. Mugabe gave him a wrong speech.  We had a time when he came here and presented a very wrong speech.  Now, we have a pool of advisors to the President and we have the Constitution here, which everyone in this country had access to during the COPAC time but now we have a situation whereby the advisors again would advise the President to go to an extent of appointing about ten non-constituency citizens of Zimbabwe as Ministers.  That was announced when it is contrary to the Constitution.  The Constitution is very clear.

My appeal as a Member of Parliament and citizen of this country is for our President of this country to have a thorough and polished team of advisors who are sincere with concerns of this country, who are sincere with responsibilities, who are not there to jeopardize or sabotage the President by giving him falsehoods.  My appeal is for the President to look thoroughly to the house of advisors that he has now because on the first port of call, they did a wrong pot and it was so bad.  My appeal is for the President to look seriously and get rid of these people who used to give a wrong speech to the former President.  I thank you.

 

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