‘Boredom pushed me to read a novel’ – Eddie Cross

via ‘Boredom pushed me to read a novel’ Cross – NewsDay Zimbabwe October 7, 2013

MDC-T Bulawayo South MP Eddie Cross said he was pushed to reading a novel in Parliament last Thursday after he got bored with the proceedings.

Cross was thrown out of Parliament after being found reading a novel during a debate on the President’s speech by deputy speaker Mabel Chinomona.

In an interview with NewsDay on Friday, Cross said his party did not allow him to debate on the presidential speech in Parliament and boredom pushed him to “fish out” his novel.

“Some of the people come into the Parliament and they read newspapers. Yes, I was reading a novel. My party does not allow us to debate on the presidential speech and so I was bored out of my mind,” Cross said.

“To escape the boredom, I reached into my briefcase and I took out my novel which I started to read. At least I didn’t have to go through the long and boring speech.”

Cross, however, said for the sake of progress he was going to apologise for his behaviour when the Parliament sits tomorrow.

“I will apologise on Tuesday (tomorrow) when we sit again so that we can get on with business,” he said.

 

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    maisokwazo 7 years ago

    No recuse Eddy. Zimbabwe under ZANU and the dying donkey Mugabe stinks.Illegitimate parliament stinks. Illegitimate parliamentarians stink. ZANU PF business stinks.Mugabe stinks and the whole system -judicial, security, administration and ZANU PF stinks. Some zealots may think a-ah sour grapes but the truth is ZANU and all ZANUIODS STINK. No wonder how, you, Eddy can sit in that stinking and rotten room.Good luck that you can stand the putrid smell and I wonder how reverting to reading a novel circumverts the stink and smell.

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    Good Eddie, next time if the proceedings are boring read the naovel again.

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    Africanson 7 years ago

    In my own opinion Cross was very disrespectful to both the House and his followers. He was put there to debate on behalf of his followers some of them who are blindly trusting and following him to stand up for them. This kind of attitude does not help the country in any way. supporting this kind of attitude does not take the country anywhere. We note with all due respect that he was voted into the house under MDC and he must choose to either support his MDC or his constituence. in this case he chose to consider his party ahead of his followers. It is thier folowers who needs all the respect and hope. If MDc continue like this, it will be very difficult to keep supporters on their side. He did not promise the voters that he will get into the House and read the novel. If indeed he said that during campaigns then MDC is in trouble.

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      Kevin Watson 7 years ago

      Its quite clear that you either cannot read or do not comprehend as he said that his party did not allow their MP’s to debate the Presidents speech. Ergo ther was no point in listening to a long boring turgid speech with no new ideas from a discredited President. Reading a novel is therefore neither disrespecful or a waste of time. Respect is earned not given and if Zanu PF members can read the rubbish that passes for a newspaper, the Herald, then a novel at least constitutes less of a waste of time and just as disrespectful. Your bias is stupifying in its idiocy.

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        big words & insults Watson.’turgid, ergo, rubbish, stupifying idiocy’ Use neither with nor and either with or. BTW that little apostrophy is very important when writing (it is) in short.(it’s)

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        The MDC's Failure 7 years ago

        Oh Mr Watson, you are so impressive. It clearly takes an educated man to use such impressive language… Maybe YOU should go into politics!!

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      munzwa 7 years ago

      stealing the election does not help the country either africason, grow up and try and embrace true democracy.

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    Nyoni 7 years ago

    Next time write a book Eddie. I will buy it!

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    Jaded 7 years ago

    Was the novel called Rhodesian’s Never Die!

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    Zeezee 7 years ago

    Doesn’t parliament have anything better to do than debate the presidents speech? Shouldn’t they be debating on how they are going to mend the economy rather than fixating on Zimbabwe’s geriatric president? Not only sounds boring but very immature so I would probably also read a book!!!!

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      The MDC's Failure 7 years ago

      For your information, it is common practice in Parliament’s all over the world to debate inauguration speeches, state of the nation addresses etc…

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    Dambudziko 5 years ago

    That is if there is anything worthwhile to debate..yes