By Our Reporter
Prior to Thursday November 22, 2018; the Ugandan and South African parliaments were on record as places that had ‘hosted’ violent confrontation between lawmlakers and security agents.
Zimbabwe joined the list of chaotic parliaments after opposition lawmakers were forcibly removed from the chamber during the reading of the first post-Mugabe budget statement.
Reports indicate that the lawmakers had refused to respect the President Emmerson Mnangagwa who was present in the house to witness the presentation by Finance Minister Mthuli Ncube.
The MPs remained seated as Mnangagwa and his vice-presidents entered the chamber leading to the decision to expel them.
Photos shared on Twitter by the state-owned Zimpapers Images showed a very physical encounter between security detail and lawmakers of the main opposition Movement for Democratic Change – Alliance.
MDC legislators were escorted out of the parliament chamber by Zimbabwe Republic Police details after failing to recognise President Emmerson Mnangagwa as he walked in, during the national budget presentation, Nov 22, 2018, in Harare.-(Pictures by Kudakwashe Hunda) pic.twitter.com/OYuL3QSmuf
— Zimpapers Images (@ZimpapersI) November 22, 2018
? [No Comment] ? Chaos erupts as police expels Zimbabwe opposition MPs from parliament pic.twitter.com/5BCMr8fhNz
— africanews (@africanews) November 23, 2018
— harumutasa/aljazeera (@harumutasa) November 22, 2018