Parliament to oppose MDC-T constitutional challenge
Speaker of Parliament, Advocate Jacob Mudenda said that Parliament of Zimbabwe will oppose a constitutional challenge filed by MDC-T Chief whip, Mr Innocent Gonese and Harare West MP Ms Jessie Majome which seeks to nullify proceedings that led to the passing of Constitutional Amendment Bill (No.1), which gives the President powers to appoint the Chief Justice, his deputy and the Judge President.
Mudenda and Clerk of Parliament Mr Kennedy Chokuda said that they are yet to be served with court papers with Gonese telling The Herald that their lawyers were still working on serving the respondents. Gonese and Majome cite Parliament of Zimbabwe, Adv Mudenda, Senate President Cde Edna Madzongwe, Leader of Government business in Parliament and Vice President Cde Emmerson Mnangagwa and President Mugabe as respondents. In their application they argue that Parliament failed to fulfil two-thirds of the membership of each House sitting separately.