Impeachment motion by Zanu-PF Chief Whip in Parliament - details

Impeachment motion by Zanu-PF Chief Whip in Parliament - details
Published: 20 November 2017 (927 Views)
PROPOSED IMPEACHMENT MOTION
Whereas the Constitution of Zimbabwe in Section 97 (1) provides for the removal of The President or Vice President from office for;

(a) Serious misconduct;

(b) Failure to obey, uphold or defend this constitution;

(c) Willful violation of this Constitution; or

(d) Inability to perform the functions of the office because of physical or mental incapacity.

GRAVELY CONCERNED that the President has become the country's source of instability by his indiscriminate and continuous dismissal of members of his cabinet including 2 Vice Presidents in the past 4years on allegations of plotting to assassinate him and forcibly take over power.

WORRIED that none of the allegations raised by the President have ever been tested in a court of law and that the President has since re appointed some of those he dismissed on the same allegations. This attests to the President's poor sense of judgement and disrespect for the rule of law.

ALARMED that the president has abrogated his constitutional mandate to his wife who makes public utterances on issues of government like the appointing and dismissal of Government Ministers and senior civil servants.

FURTHER WORRIED that there has been no meaningful development in the country in the past 15 years resulting in an unprecedented economic tailspin that attracted an inflation unprecedented in modern history resulting in the country abandoning our currency in favour of a multi-currency system.

FURTHER CONCERNED that the President has not taken any meaningful steps to stem endemic corruption which has become the country's number one enemy like evidenced in the ZESA case where his cabinet minister approved the transfer of USD5million without following provisions laid down in the Public Finance Management Act.

HEREFORE calls upon this House to cause the removal of the President from office in light of the above and that voting in the motion of No Confidence in the President be by secret ballot.



- Mr. Lovemore Matuke

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