New members of the National Assembly this Tuesday gave their maiden speeches in parliament as they responded to the presidential speech delivered during the official opening of the first session of the 9th Parliament last year.

Honourable Tatenda Mavetera (proportional representation), Honourable Josiah Sithole (Bikita South), Honourable Zenzo Sibanda (Tsholotsho South), Honourable Ringirisai Gumbwanda (Zaka East) and Honourable Ferescah Njambo (proportional representation) all gave their speeches.

The legislators have been encouraged to mobilise their constituencies to support President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s efforts to turn around the fortunes of the economy.

The dream, the members said, can only be achieved if Zimbabwean politicians stopped calling for sanctions against the country, organising riotous demonstrations and act decisively to deal with corruption.

Zengeza West legislator, Job Sikhala commended the unity shown by parliamentarians, despite their political affiliations, in coming together to mourn his daughter who passed away recently, describing it as a clear show of true leadership by legislators from across the political divide.

He reserved special mention to leader of government business, Honorable Ziyambi Ziyambi.