MDC-T wants 27 June declared holiday

Extracted from Parliamentary Hansard 27/06/2017

MOTION

BUSINESS OF THE HOUSE

HON. MATUKE: I move that Order of the Day, Number Three be stood over until the rest of the Orders of the Day have been disposed of.

HON. SITHOLE: On a point of order.  My point of order is on a different issue which is of national importance and I was requesting that maybe this august House takes note and acknowledges what has happened in the past.  Since today is 27th June, maybe as Parliament we can propose that this day becomes a national holiday in commemoration of the atrocities and genocide in slow motion which happened in 2008 when we lost more than 200 members.  Thank you – [HON. MEMBERS:  Inaudible interjections.]-

THE TEMPORARY SPEAKER (HON. DZIVA):  Sorry Hon. Sithole.  Hon. Sithole, order, order.

HON. MUNENGAMI:   I concur, Hon. Speaker.  Thank you.

THE TEMPORARY SPEAKER:  I did not hear you Hon. Sithole.  Can you repeat your point of order?

HON. SITHOLE:  Thank you Madam Speaker.  My point of order is on a different note.  It is a matter of national importance, of the history of this nation which you should acknowledge as the august House.  We are proposing that we have a national holiday in remembrance of the people who were killed towards the 27 June election, in that one man race which happened here in Zimbabwe.  As you can hear, Madam Chair, those who are complaining are actually suspects to the things that happened – [HON. MEMBERS:  Inaudible interjections.]-

HON. MUNENGAMI:  I support the motion, Hon. Speaker.

THE TEMPORARY SPEAKER:  There is no point of order.

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