via MDC-T to attend Mugabe question time | The Zimbabwean by Nelson Sibanda 04.10.13
MDC-T, which boycotted President Robert Mugabe’s official opening of Parliament last month accusing him of presiding over what it dismissed as a rigged general election on July 31, will however attend presidential question and answer sessions, party spokesperson, Douglas Mwonzora, told The Zimbabwean.
The Morgan Tsvangirai led party vowed not to be party to any government activity or function led by Mugabe as Head of State.
According to Mwonzora, MDC-T legislators will attend and grill Mugabe at the question and answer sessions though they do not recognise his legitimacy.
“Even illegitimate leaders are subject to grilling in Parliament and this is one of the reasons why our MPs will be part of the presidential question and answer sessions,” Mwonzora told The Zimbabwean.
The sessions are provided for under Section 140 (2) of the new Constitution whereby the president is expected to provide answers from the floor on issues provided for in the standing orders.
Section 119 (3) of the new Constitution provides that all members of the Executive must attend Parliament.