Parly must up­hold high stan­dards

Chronicle (Zimbabwe) - - National News -

ED­I­TOR — The be­hav­iour dis­played by par­lia­men­tar­i­ans on Wed­nes­day dur­ing the ques­tion and an­swer ses­sion is quite wor­ry­ing. First of all, why do the op­po­si­tion want to con­tin­u­ously pro­voke the Speaker of Par­lia­ment by de­lib­er­ately wear­ing at­tire that is not be­fit­ting Par­lia­ment?

Par­lia­men­tar­i­ans must re­alise that they are rep­re­sen­ta­tives of their con­stituents. They do not go there to en­hance their own po­lit­i­cal pro­file and gain a front page head­line in the pa­pers. It is quite shame­ful that op­po­si­tion par­lia­men­tar­i­ans would stoop to such silly an­tics rather than rep­re­sent the in­ter­est of the peo­ple who voted for them.

We need a bet­ter stock of par­lia­men­tar­i­ans who put the in­ter­ests of their con­stituents first.

Please can the peo­ple who rep­re­sent us know that we did not vote for them to go and make a cir­cus out of Par­lia­ment. On the flip side I was also dis­ap­pointed to see the po­lice en­ter­ing the au­gust House. While I do not con­done dis­or­derly con­duct, we need to re­spect the sanc­tity of Par­lia­ment and it was wrong for the po­lice to be there. The peo­ple who rep­re­sent us should do so with­out fear of in­tim­i­da­tion from any­one.

May this be the last time that some­thing like this hap­pens again. We need healthy de­bate and our rep­re­sen­ta­tives to ful­fil their du­ties to the best of their abil­ity. Takudzwa Gwenzi,s, Harare.

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