WHY I RECALLED HWENDE


MDC T secretary general Douglas Mwonzora said the Chalton Hwende and three other Members of Parliament were recalled because they acted in an irresponsible manner.

“These members did something positively wrong. Besides being in authority and in a position of responsibility, they actually acted in a manner that called for an action like this. For example, Honourable Hwende tweeted that he was no longer a member of the MDC that was once led by Tsvangirai. That is a statement we can never allow because it is both factually and politically incorrect,” said Mr Mwonzora.

But Hwende who is the MDC Alliance secretary general said he was not a member of the MDC-T.

“I contested the elections as an MDC Alliance member and even the MDC-T contested those elections and lost. I am going to notify the President and the party leadership and a comprehensive statement would be issued,” he said.

Hwende was recalled in terms of section 129 (k) of the Constitution, which states that:  “The seat of a Member of Parliament becomes vacant if the Member has ceased to belong to the political party of which he or she was a member when elected to Parliament and the political party concerned, by written notice to the Speaker or the President of the Senate, as the case may be, has declared that the Member has ceased to belong to it.”

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