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Ousted MDC-T vice president Dr Thokozani Khupe has accused Parliament of turning a blind eye to its constitutional obligation to protect her tenure as a Member of Parliament when it endorsed her expulsion from the august House. Dr Khupe, who was the opposition party’s Proportional Representation Member of Parliament for Bulawayo Metropolitan, is presently challenging her expulsion from Parliament.
Last Thursday, MDC-T leader Mr Nelson Chamisa wrote to Speaker of Parliament Advocate Jacob Mudenda, claiming that Dr Khupe no longer represented the party’s interest.
The aggrieved politician yesterday filed her challenge at the Constitutional Court citing Parliament, Speaker of Parliament Advocate Mudenda and MDC-T chairman Mr Morgan Komichi as respondents.
Dr Khupe, through her lawyer Professor Lovemore Madhuku, wants an order declaring that Parliament failed to fulfil its constitutional obligation to protect the tenure of the seat of a Member of Parliament as required by Sections 119(1) and 129 of the Constitution.
She also wants the court to reinstate her as Member of Parliament, including declaring Mr Komichi’s letter to Parliament, which was written in terms of Section 129(1)(k) of the Constitution, null and void.
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