MDC-T Rebel MP's Ruling Today


National Assembly Speaker Advocate Jacob Mudenda is today expected to make a ruling on a bid by the Morgan Tsvangirai-led MDC-T to recall 21 MPs from Parliament for being part of a new political outfit called the United Movement for Democratic Change.

In letters to Adv Mudenda and Senate President Edna Madzongwe a fortnight ago, MDC-T secretary-general Douglas Mwonzora said the recall was in line with Section 129 (1) (k) of the Constitution.

Of the 21 MPs, 17 are in the National Assembly and four are in the Senate.

Highly-placed sources at Parliament yesterday confirmed that Adv Mudenda would deliver his ruling today on the fate of the MDC-T parliamentarians, although Adv Mudenda was tight-lipped on the matter.

Legal experts say the issue is an open and shut case in the wake of the formation of UMDC.