mso-bidi-font-weight: bold”> – The MDC (pro-Senate) held its parliamentary caucus last week and has announced the following appointments: Blessing Chebundo (Kwe Kwe) has been appointed the new Chief Whip, deputized by Nomalanga Mzilikazi Khumalo (Mzingwane). Hon Priscilla Misihairambwi Mushonga (Glen Norah) is the new parliamentary spokesperson.
“These appointments are a deliberate effort to reposition the party and to ensure that the contribution of parliamentarians is accurately articulated for the benefit of the nation,” said spokesperson Paul Themba Nyathi.
Several MPs were also given shadow ministerial portfolios, including Lands and Agriculture – Edward Mkhosi (Mangwe), Local Government – Trudy Stevenson (Harare North), Foreign Affairs – Moses Mzila-Ndlovu (Bulilima), Labour and Social Welfare – Esaph Mdlongwa (Pumula-Luveve), Health – Blessing Chebundo, Economic Affairs – Edwin Mushoriwa (Dzivarasekwa), Education and Culture – Njabuliso Mguni – (Lupane), Industry and Commerce – Milton M Gwetu (Pelandaba-Mpopoma), Home Affairs – Timothy Mkhahlera (Gweru Urban), Gender and Youth – Goodrich Chimbaira (Zengeza), Mines – Joel Gabbuza (Binga), Defence – Job Sikhala (St Mary’s), Transport and Communication – Abednico Bhebhe (Nkayi).
Trudy Stevenson reported considerable debate on her motion: That this House:
Alarmed by the collapse of infrastructure and services in our cities and towns;
Further alarmed by the outbreak of cholera in our capital city in December;
Dismayed by the removal of elected councils and their replacement by appointed commissions, which have manifestly failed to improve the running of our cities;
Demands that the Minister of Local Government and Urban Development immediately cease interfering with elected councils and take immediate steps to restore democratic local governance.
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