‘MPs must recognise ED’
Only five MDC legislators loyal to interim MDC-T president Thokozani Khupe out of the party’s 89 attended the National Assembly sitting with the rest heeding her rival Nelson Chamisa’s call to boycott in solidarity with their four recalled colleagues, Chalton Hwende (Kuwadzana East), Prosper Mutseyami (Chikanga Dangamvura) Tabitha Khumalo (proportional representation) and Senator Lilian Timveos (Midlands).
The new one which provides that a member is deemed to have committed an act of disorderly conduct if he or she “defies a ruling or direction of the Speaker or chairperson of Committee, attempts to or causes disorder of whatever nature during the attendance of the president or a visiting dignitary in terms of Standing Order 85; or during an address by the president in terms of Standing Order 86”.
A member whose conduct is deemed grossly disorderly may be ordered to withdraw from the precincts of Parliament for the remainder of that day’s sitting.
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