via Bulawayo24 NEWS | MDC-T Parly pull-out logical, says Ibbo Mandaza 15 April 2015 by Thobekile Zhou
MDC-T threats to pull of parliament are logical and will shake Zanu-PF to the core top political analyst, Ibbo Mandaza has claimed.
MDC-T is contemplating pulling out of Parliament en massé in protest against Zanu-PF’s reluctance to create a conducive environment for the holding of free and fair elections.
The proposal came up during a National Council meeting last week, but was yet to be formally debated.
The move has triggered mixed reactions.
“I think that is logical. It’s not enough to boycott on grounds that there have been no electoral reforms but remain in Parliament,
“Although they should have done that by not participating in the 2013 elections, it remains logical,” Mandaza is quoted saying by NewsDay.
Mandaza said one they pull out, they will create a constitutional crisis which might force President Mugabe to dissolve parliament.
However, another analyst Charles Mangongera said the move is not strategic.
“It looks like in terms of the role the opposition is supposed to play, Parliament is an important platform and for me it sounds not strategic
“In fact it started with the recall of MPs. It was self-defeating because Parliament is not about numbers, it’s also about voices” he said.