parly flot.jpgZanu PF parliamentarians have walked out of the August house in protest during a debate on a motion meant to dismiss Clerk of Parliament, Mr. Austin Zvoma, leaving the MDC formations legislators to go it alone.

The walk away came after consistent pleas by Zanu PF legislators to have the issue suspended to allow the courts to make a ruling in a case Mr. Zvoma is challenging the debating of the motion in the High Court.

Zanu PF legislator, Cde Paul Mangwana made a submission in the house that it was unconstitutional for the house to debate the issue of suspending a worker before hearing his side of the story through a proper commission of enquiry.

The walk away protest resulted in the MDC formations passing amendments to the motion to have a 5-member commission to investigate Mr. Zvoma’s incompetence charges before a decision is taken.

However, Zanu PF chief whip, Dr Joram Gumbo said Zanu PF is not going to be part of the proceedings in the motion saying doing so will be tantamount to legitimising a flawed process.

Meanwhile, the August house has adjourned for the festive season to the 28th of February next year after adopting a motion to have the Broadcasting Authority of Zimbabwe Board and all its decisions dismissed.

This is despite protests from Zanu PF legislators who even produced a letter written to the Ministry of Media, Information and Publicity signed by the Speaker of Parliament and the President of Senate acknowledging that the BAZ interviews were run concurrently with the ZMC interviews in 2009.