MDC MP evicted from parly

HARARE - Harare North MP Trudy Stevenson (MDC Mutambara) was thrown out of Parliament last week after heckling junior deputy Information minister Bright Matonga over government's apparent reluctance to scrap its monopoly on Zimbabwe's airwaves.
Acting Speaker of Parliament Kumbirai Kangai ejecte

d her after a standoff with Matonga over government’s move to jam broadcasts from foreign radio stations such as Studio 7 and SW Radio Africa.
The heated exchange was sparked by Matonga, who told Stevenson during a question and answer session, that he was glad that the opposition had noted that government
had the power to jam “broadcasts of propaganda against the state from outside the
Matonga’s statement lent credence to media reports that government was jamming foreign radio station broadcasts using Chinese equipment installed at Thornhill Airbase in Gweru. The junior deputy minister’s statement also flies in the face of recent assurances by government that it was moving to scrap the monopoly over airwaves and would allow independent radio and television stations to broadcast.
Matonga, who is currently at the centre of a corruption probe, went on to gloat over government’s power in this matter, and falsely stated that the UK did not receive broadcasts from foreign countries.
At this, Stevenson said very loudly that his statement was incorrect and the UK received hundreds of foreign stations broadcasting. There was general furore at this point leading to Stevenson being ordered by the acting Speaker to leave the chamber. – Gift Phiri

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