Parly must uphold high standards
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.