Speaker of Parliament

Speaker's Ruling - 13th November 2019 - Suspension of Ban on Questions by MDC-A MPs

Note by Veritas: On 23rd October 2019 in the National Assembly, following a submission by the Minister of Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs, the Speaker ruled that MDC-A MPs were ineligible to ask questions because they had refused to recognise the legitimacy of the election as President of President Mnangagwa, who had appointed the Ministers.  The following day, after representations from Hon Mliswa, he said he would reconsider his ruling but would need to think very deeply about the matter.

Speaker's Ruling - 6th June 2017 - Raising of Points of Order and Points of Privilege

In the National Assembly Tuesday 6th June 2017

SPEAKER’S RULING ON RAISING OF POINTS OF ORDER AND POINTS OF PRIVILEGE

The Chair has observed a disturbing trend whereby Hon. Members have developed a tendency of abusing Standing Orders pertaining to the raising of Points of Order and Points of Privilege in the House. The Chair wishes to clarify the procedure for raising Points of Order and Points of Privilege as follows:-

Speaker's Ruling - Alleged Contempt by Kuwaza - 2016-02-16

In the National Assembly
Tuesday 16th February 2016

RULING BY MR SPEAKER MUZENDA ON ALLEGED CONTEMPT OF PARLIAMENT
BY MR CHARLES KUWAZA

The Speaker made a ruling on a matter of privilege raised by Hon. Matuke, the then Chairperson of the Portfolio Committee on Mines and Energy against Mr Charles Kuwaza, the former Chairperson of the State Procurement Board in relation to his conduct when he appeared before the Committee as follows:

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