Dear Harare Westerners
The National Assembly resumes sitting [today] at 2.15pm after a two week break to deal with the finance minister’s budget proposals upon resumption. Now SO much has happened since then! The minister is not in the public eye.
A political earthquake in the form of apparently unanimous military and civilian demands for the President to leave office will be played out in Parliament [today]. If the President has resigned in terms of section 96 of the Constitution the Speaker Hon Francis Mudenda will announce it. If not, Hon. James Maridadi is expected to move a motion to impeach him in terms of section 97 as he notified the Speaker of his motion before all this escalated and is still waiting for a response. Its interesting therefore that the media says ZANU PF Chief Whip Hon. Lovemore Matuke will move the same motion! Well go Mugabe must, one way or the other!
For that to happen 50% of us in a joint sitting must resolve that the issue be investigated. The Committee on Standing Rules and Orders then appoints a 9 member investigative committee of it which if it recommends he be impeached requires passage by a 2/3 majority of a joint Parliament sitting(of the National Assembly and Senate).
ZANU PF is now crowing that it doesn’t need our numbers.
What say you?