By Thulani Ncube in Bulawayo
Important parliamentary business has been postponed to allow Zanu PF legislators to attend their party conference in Bulawayo this week. Concerns are already being raised over this set of skewed priorities given that MP’s need to debate the 2012 budget and various other motions before Parliament.
Veritas who monitor legal and parliamentary issues from Harare have already argued that “the tradition of letting a party conference have priority over Parliamentary duties should be reconsidered. A question that always arises at this time of year is why one political party holds its yearly conference at the busiest time of year for Parliament.”
Motions that could be affected include the motion on unconstitutional statements by some service chiefs, indigenisation regulations, cross-border cattle rustling affecting the Lower Zambezi Valley and the Chiredzi district, and the police inaction on the invasion of Parliament on 23rd July that disrupted a public hearing on the Zimbabwe Human Rights Commission Bill. Nehanda Radio.com
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