News:Ministers face contempt of Parliament charges

<vote /> An audit carried out by the Parliament of Zimbabwe has revealed that more than six Cabinet ministers had not responded to motions and reports raised by backbenchers and Parliament had since written to them. The cabinet ministers risk contempt of parliament charges.

The ministers have not submitted regular financial reports to Parliament in terms of Public Finance Management Act and the law provides for both criminal and disciplinary proceedings to be preferred on permanent secretaries who are accounting officers for ministries.

Kuwadzana legislator Nelson Chamisa had raised a motion that legislators had noticed a tendency by ministers to ignore motions and reports by Parliament in violation of law. Chamisa went on to say that the rules of Parliament required that ministers respond to reports within 10 sitting days of the chamber.

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