Categories: Zim Latest

Sengezo Tshabangu Assumes Parliamentary Role After Self-Appointment as Senator

In an unexpected twist, Sengezo Tshabangu, the pro-Zanu PF interim secretary-general of the Citizens Coalition for Change (CCC), has taken on the position of senator. This move follows his recent ascendancy within the opposition party, marked by the controversial recall of lawmakers and councillors.

The Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (Zec) disclosed Tshabangu’s nomination, along with other politicians, to fill Senate vacancies resulting from the aforementioned recalls. Priscilla Chigumba, Zec’s chairperson, formally announced the nominations, inviting public objections within a 14-day period.

Tshabangu’s name appeared alongside nominees from various provinces in the government gazette, signaling his official entry into the political arena as a senator.

The Senate vacancies emerged subsequent to Tshabangu’s letter to Speaker of the National Assembly Jacob Mudenda, dated October 3, 2023, which announced the recall of 14 legislators, including proportional representation MPs predominantly from Matabeleland South, Matabeleland North, and Bulawayo provinces.

Tshabangu justified his decision to recall CCC’s elected candidates by alleging that many were imposed by unidentified party officials from Harare. He particularly criticized the imposition of candidates from outside their constituencies, highlighting examples from Masvingo and Manicaland.

Notably, Tshabangu singled out individuals such as Cowdray Park MP Pashor Sibanda and Bulawayo Mayor David Coltart, accusing them of benefiting from the imposition of candidates.

As Tshabangu assumes his parliamentary duties, his self-appointment has sparked both curiosity and debate within the political sphere. The days ahead are likely to witness public reactions and potential objections to these nominations, adding further complexity to Zimbabwe’s evolving political landscape.

Share

Recent Posts

JUST IN: Murehwa Magistrate arrested ‘for taking bribes’

The Zimbabwe AntiCorruption Commission (ZACC) has arrested Murehwa Magistrate Terence Mashaire on allegations of receiving… Read More

1st March 2024

President Mnangagwa to officially open 5th International Renewable Energy Conference and Expo

President Emmerson Dambudzo Mnangagwa is today expected to officially open the 5th International Renewable Energy… Read More

1st March 2024

Gold Coin and Gold-backed Digital Token Prices – 01 March 2024

The Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe (RBZ) has issued more than 736,52 kilogrammes worth of gold-backed… Read More

1st March 2024

Don’t buy me a car, rather channel your ‘donation’ to vulnerable members of public, Shadaya Knight tells followers

Prominent social media influencer Shadaya Knight has declined an offer by his followers to buy… Read More

1st March 2024

400 000 vehicles dodge licence fees, ZINARA

Only 800 000 out of 1,2 million registered vehicles are being compliant in terms of… Read More

1st March 2024

LATEST ZIMSTAT DATA: Zimbabwe registers 43% trade deficit

Zimbabwe exported goods worth US$540 million in January and imported goods worth US$692.7 million during… Read More

29th February 2024