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


a)               Serious Misconduct

       i.            The President abrogated his constitutional mandate to his wife who has made public utterances on issues of Government like the appointment and dismissal of Government Ministers and senior civil servants.

    ii.            The President totally ignored all allegations of corruption and misappropriation of public

HON. MUTSVANGWA (SPKING)….2. The President totally ignored all allegations of corruption and misappropriation of public funds, for example the case of ZESA where US$5 million was unlawfully and corruptly released to a known convicted criminal and some of that money ended up in the responsible Minister’s bank account.

iii)  Allowing his wife to usurp Government functions and access classified and privileged information and the wife openly acknowledged it during numerous political rallies.

iv)  Allowing his wife to abuse State resources.

v)  Allowing his wife to insult and humiliate the Vice President of this country, Hon. E. D. Mnangagwa and other Government officials in public.

vi)  Allowing his wife to threaten to kill Vice President Mnangagwa and other Government officials.

vii)  Causing disaffection amongst the Defence Forces by allowing his wife to make reckless and false allegations against the country’s Defence Forces.

viii)  Harbouring fugitives Prof. Jonathan Moyo and Mr. Saviour Kasukuwere from justice.

(b) and (c)  Failure to obey, uphold or defend this Constitution, willful violation of this Constitution which we revere to so much as the Republic of Zimbabwe.

i)  Contrary to Section 308(2) of the Constitution he directed, caused or acquiesced with Dr. I. C. M. Chombo to write to the Zimbabwe Anti-Corruption Commission (ZAAC) justifying unconstitutional and illegal misappropriation of Zimbabwe Manpower Development Funds (ZIMDEF) by Prof. Jonathan Moyo, thereby defeating the course of justice.  We heard his wife – she became the judge to say they did not have a case to answer.

ii)  Contrary to Section 259(7) as read together with Section 187 of the Constitution, he reversed the appointment of Prosecutor General Ray Goba to protect Prof. Jonathan Moyo from prosecution.

d)  Inability to perform the functions of the Office because of physical or mental incapacity.

i)  Because of old age – (and we will all grow old, it is a process and there is nothing wrong with that) he is unable to represent the State with decorum and dignity expected of the Office of the President in that he has to be hand held by either his wife or an aide to avoid stumbling or falling.

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