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


 He has also threatened High Court Judges. I remember when he unfortunately told them that, who is it who dares to judge a matter that involves fighting in ZANU PF functions? The Head of State must observe the independence of the other branches of Government. Recently, he threatened the possibility of free and fair elections in this country by declaring that he is the one who is going to determine who comes to observe the elections of Zimbabwe. This is in direct contravention of Section 239 (1) which requires that the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission is the one that has the authority to accredit observers of elections.

Mr Speaker Sir, even on dual citizenship, he was embarrassing the masses in South Africa showing that he is not aware that Zimbabweans are entitled to dual citizenship if they are born in Zimbabwe. His Excellency the President requires to be relieved of his duties. I end by a quote from William Shakespeare in his speech in Julius Caesar and it is to the august Members of this House. He said, “There is a tide in the affairs of men and women now that we are gender sensitive, which taken at large, leads to fortune but omitted one slice is bound in shallows and misery”.

This is such a tide I submit that the Parliament of Zimbabwe must take to impeach His Excellency the President so that our country grows to fortune and is not bound forever in shallows and miseries. Unfortunately, it is time and for the sake of Zimbabwe to move forward, His Excellency the President must be impeached.  I thank you. –[HON. MEMBERS: Hear, hear]-

HON. MISIHAIRABWI-MUSHONGA: Thank you Mr. Speaker Sir. Let me start by thanking Hon. Mutsvangwa and like what Hon. Majome said, it makes me really proud that in the spirit of Christianity, this is probably a Deborah moment, where women are taking charge and responsibility. So I thank you. [HON. MEMBERS: Hear, hear]-

Let me also use this opportunity Mr. Speaker to thank God for allowing me to witness this particular time and also to acknowledge the responsibility that rests on my shoulders as I take that responsibility.

Is it not ironic that, that particular organ of the State that was so despised is the one that holds the future…

THE HON. SPEAKER: Push the microphone nearer please.

HON. MISIHAIRABWI-MUSHONGA: Is it not ironic that it is that State organ, that one part of the organ of the State that was so despised, Parliament that today holds the future of this particular country. –[HON. MEMBERS: Hear, hear]- It is not time for being treated like the poor cousins of this country. We sit here today to take the final and most important decision that this country has ever needed. Mr. Speaker, the easiest thing to do is to vote for this impeachment because it is not new.

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