<vote /> Kuwadzana East Member of Parliament Nelson Chamisa came close to being assaulted by Zanu-PF MP John Holder following an altercation prompted by an alleged “you are illiterate’’ jibe made during Wednesday’s debate.
Holder charged at Chamisa following what Chamisa claimed could have been a misinterpreted statement. Chamisa explained that,
"“I stood on a point of order but the other MPs from Zanu PF said that the point of order I was raising we don’t know it, can you read it for us. So I said fine. That’s when someone raised a point of order saying I had said they are illiterate. So Holder stood up and said I should sit down and withdraw but I said ‘no I have no problem to read on behalf of those who cannot read’. But the speaker said I should withdraw and I said I have not said anything prohibited by Parliament. It’s not offence; it does not violate any rules of Parliament."
The commotion ensued as Holder charged at Chamisa before he was restrained by his colleagues.
- Parere Kunyenzura
- Zimbabwe Transformative Party