What transpired yesterday during the impeachment of Mugabe proceedings – full debate


Mr. Speaker, in conclusion I also want to thank the Army, particularly the Army Commander, General Constantino Chiwenga for taking this action.  This action he took, I want to say was not meant to simply remove the President but to ensure that ZANU PF is cleansed.  The party has now been taken over by people with no history, people who had no direction, people who did not know where they were going but here we are – [HON. MEMBERS:  Inaudible interjections.] – We have now come to a stage where we have ended.  I thank you.

HON. MAJOME:  I thank you Mr. Speaker Sir for giving me an opportunity to add my voice to this very historic debate.  Mr. Speaker Sir, I want to begin by thanking the mover of this motion, Hon. Sen. Mutsvangwa.  It makes me proud that a woman of Zimbabwe who also happens to be the leader of our Women Parliamentary Caucus has led this – [HON. MEMBERS:  Hear, hear.] – I also thank Hon. James Maridadi for seconding this motion and for his persistence to make sure that it brings all the Members of Parliament of Zimbabwe who are all elected to serve Zimbabwe have taken time to put our minds and hearts together for the progress and indeed for the love of our great nation.

Mr. Speaker Sir, I want to speak possibly from a very emotional point of view.  The weight of history and responsibility and the weight of the aspirations, dreams and the fervent hope of this nation that this nation has had from before the liberation struggle are weighing heavily on me.  I feel privileged indeed to be in this august Eighth Parliament of Zimbabwe that has this great opportunity before it to either allow Zimbabwe to sink into the oblivion of failed steps that the whole world is laughing at or to launch this great nation and release it into the future and into the promise that this great, gifted and blessed nation has so that it can stand head and shoulders and show the potential of each and every one of its gifted and talented people who seem to be progressing other nations across the world – [HON. MEMBERS:  Hear, hear.] –

Mr. Speaker Sir, needless to say I am in support of this motion. I want to urge all the other Hon. Members of Parliament to continue doing what we are doing, that is, to put our individual opinions behind, our parties behind and even our preferences behind and put Zimbabwe ahead – [HON. MEMBERS:  Hear, hear.] – Therefore Mr. Speaker Sir, it is my humble submission that it is in the interests of this great nation waiting to take off and fly to pass this motion and allow His Excellency, the President of Zimbabwe to take a dignified and graceful exit from the leadership of our nation and allow this country to proceed and therefore be impeached.

Mr. Speaker Sir, I do agree that regrettably, the President of Zimbabwe in my view is guilty of serious misconduct.  I will explain my reasons why I am supporting this motion.  I believe that it is serious misconduct to be in violation of Section 3 of the Constitution of our land, which requires that one of our founding values always is seen as good governance.  Mr. Speaker Sir, just walking outside this hotel, will show anyone that this country is not being governed well.  Just moving around gives the impression that this country – it is as if we are living in a country that has suffered possibly nuclear or bombing explosions.  If you walk just outside, near a certain party headquarters, the traffic lights and the lamp poles are worn out, broken, they are not repaired and there are potholes.  Everything Mr. Speaker Sir looks like this country has been ravaged by a storm or bombs but it has not been the case.  It is because of the way he has been governing – [HON. MEMBERS:  Inaudible interjections.] –

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