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Parliament Sets Committee To Discuss CCC Colours

Parliament Sets Committee To Discuss CCC Colours

Jacob Mudenda, the National Assembly Speaker, has set a committee that will discuss whether Members of Parliament can wear yellow clothes in the House or not.

The decision came after CCC legislators came to the House for their swearing-in ceremony wearing yellow neckties, while Judith Tobaiwa was putting on a yellow blazer.

Buhera South legislator Joseph Chinotimba (ZANU PF) protested that the CCC legislators were wearing party regalia in the House.

However, Harare East MP, Tendai Biti, argued that there was no provision for colours on the Parliament Standing Rules and Orders.

In his point of privilege, Biti argued that the Parliament Standing Rules and Orders require legislators to dress with dignity and with decorum, but did not mention colours. He said:

The issue of a necktie is one of the implicit requirements but there is no colour ascribed to a necktie.

So, an ordinary Member has got a constitutional right to put on a necktie of his or her own choice, which is why in this august House, as I speak to you, there are different neckties.

Some have got red, some have green, some blue and some yellow. It is their constitutional right. The only test Honourable Speaker Sir, of how a member dress is decorum.

Is he dressed sufficiently such that he does not bring Parliament into disrepute? Those of us who have chosen to put on yellow neckties are in fact enhancing the dignity of Parliament because we are smartly dressed.

Responding to Biti, Mudenda said he was setting a committee to look at the matter and if it fails to find a resolution, the issue will be taken to the Committee on Standing Rules and Orders. Said Mudenda:

Thank you Honourable Biti. You make your point from a position of sobriety and you lose nothing, alright.

I have been checking here on the provisions of the Standing Rules and Orders and taking into account what Honourable Biti has raised.

I shall rule as follows: That there be a combined meeting of representatives from the government side led by the leader of government business, the chief whip and one other.

From this side, we get another three so that at the end of the session, we look closely at the Standing Orders and if we cannot come up with a resolution, I shall rely on the advice of that Committee on whether the matter should proceed to the Committee on Standing Rules and Orders for final arbitration.

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40 Comments

vvv 1 month ago

What is colour .Guys you are runnning out of ideas to focus on really issues affecting us on daily basis eg jobs poor service delivery in local authorities some schools no nework for communication etc


DOC Tee 1 month ago

All the colors don't matter except YELLOW!!!! Aaaaa guyz mune chimuti. You were really smart muparliament umu, kana vakazvibhana zve yellow yacho just decide on another colour yematie yekungopinzisa muparliament, let's say mese moti pink yekuti tikongokuonayi kuti ndimi vayavaya vedu. Matenderedza madhara aya musoro. Ivo vachiita zvemacolour imi itai zvekumobiliser vanhu kumaruzevha uko.


Muzukuru WaNehanda 1 month ago

hehe colors...


The Zebra 1 month ago

what if we may have 5 different parties with different colours MPs will end up getting into Parliament naked kkkkkk


jah bee 1 month ago

tipeiwo machine we cancer mashef ukuda 100 000 USD chete siyanai nenoise yema colour


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Daudi 1 month ago

Asi iwe yellow colour usadaro iwe
Hona vanhu vodhumhana misoro
Newe.Umbori mhuka rudziiko yellow
Haa wandipwisa mate mukanwa.


zimboy 1 month ago

ko kutyaaa yellow kudaroo hanzii


Dolo 1 month ago

who voted for the people like chinoz


. 1 month ago

Don't worry. Majority will decide


Uzumba 1 month ago

Haisi Banana Republic iyiii..Kombai munhu afeka yellow timamise


Chen 1 month ago

This is highest level of unprofessionalism don't be driven by hate, zvamuchatotichinjira flag yeNyika kubvisa yellow. Doesn't that really matter weather the person is wearing a yellow suit in Parliament as long as it's not embroided with Party symbols, how does that affect you Mr Speaker sir. Ummmm misaitiswe Mr Speaker


Cde 1 month ago

zanu pf ine macap e green eblack anema colour akasiyana including scuff hatichatodi kuvaona vakapfeka nlack green yellow black zvibandana zvavo zviyaa saka vanhu vese ngavatoenda vakapfeka magarment vasina bhutsu dze black coz dziri pa regalia ye zanupf motopinda netsokaa


1 month ago


ED PFeeee 1 month ago

Pindula mandisetsa. haaa ndaswera ndakatsamwa asi you made my day guys. 🙋 salute zvangu


pumura 1 month ago

tipeiwo ma serious hanty


xx 1 month ago

☑️☑️ 💯% correct zvako iwee. ngavatange vabvisa yellow iripa 🇿🇼 iyo then vozotangira ipapo. tinawo maYellow Zambia and T-SHIRT amunangagwa. Ndakarota ndichidzvinyiwa musi wandakabveka t-shirt ne Zambia rina ED iweee. ndakamuka ndichit mangwanani Jesu ndarariromhanyiswa nezikara asi ndamuka ndichifena


Kodo 1 month ago

Kana ku ECD havanga tambise nguwa vachiita commitee yeku discuss **** dzakadai ..We are led by comedian really.


mondo 1 month ago

you can say that again dear bro

bright 1 month ago

bt ktambisa nguva kuswero taura izvozvo ktadza ktaura zvemari irikungodonha every day iyi or bvisai yellow iri pa flag ka iyo


Qaqa 1 month ago

kkkkkkkk funny yooo

Qaqa 1 month ago

what else would you expect from Chinos(ZANU)except this nonsense supported by(Mudenda(ZANU).Liswele into zokukhuluma yini,lingasihloleli lapha.


Mangethe 1 month ago

Paracetamol kkkkkk

Tio 1 month ago

Ku discusser zve colour ye yellow , we as citizens we have been failed dismally. Rate riripa 330 yet someone is moving a motion to discuss zvekupfeka yellow , what is that?, shame on you. Nyika isina paracetamol yet kuda kutaura zvisina basa

boy 1 month ago

vakuru Ava Havana kana direction wasting our tax money nezvinhu Zvisina basa


Yellow Card 1 month ago

Zim parliament is failing ppl.
nothing of national progress is coming out of this august house.
It was recalls ,to party names, now its necktie colours 5 good years wasted by this so called parliment. Iwe speaker of parliament ungateedzere Chinotimba shuwa I doubt your senses Mr Speaker Sir


Jah🇿🇼Tsvarie-07 1 month ago

Lets look at the economy and fix it...


chimuti 1 month ago

chanetsa chinhu chacho


Nᴋᴏsɪ sɪᴋᴇʟᴇʟɪ Aғʀɪᴋᴀ 1 month ago

Sᴇᴛᴛɪɴɢ ᴜᴘ ᴀ ᴄᴏᴍᴍɪᴛᴛᴇᴇ ᴛᴏ ᴅɪsᴄᴜs ᴛʜᴇ ᴄᴏʟᴏᴜʀ ʏᴇʟʟᴏᴡ..?ᴛʜᴏᴜɢʜᴛ I ʜᴇᴀʀᴅ Mᴜᴅᴇɴᴅᴀ sᴀʏ sᴏ...ɪs ʜᴇ sᴇʀɪᴏᴜs?


Loco 1 month ago

Yyess, very sillious my dear citizen

🦁 1 month ago

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Maparamuro 1 month ago

There are more important issues affecting the whole nation that need attention than this dress nonsense.
Electoral reforms need urgent attention so does the situation of Zimboz who are refugees in SA, corruption and many more issues. Parliament can't spend time on this dress nonsense


Mhazi of Silobela 1 month ago

cdes that's a new level of pettyness. grow up, color sure? I propose then that no one wears a tie of what ever description.

Visit Silobela
Vote CCC


VYBZ KARTEL 1 month ago

Ukuda kubholonchwa owe tsikidzi we shall exterminate you and your kind. VOTE ZANU PF

💩💩💩 1 month ago

Mari ichapiwa committee iyoyou dai yatanga mishonga muzvipatara zvingabatsira nyika pane kupedza tax nezvisina basa


CCC all the way 😍 1 month ago

This parliament is led by a bunch of **** individuals. Yellow ties becoming an issue, really?


Jombo 1 month ago

Inga kana scarf ine ma colour epa flag yakanetsa wani

super mikela 1 month ago

chanetsa chinhu chacho


Uhuru 1 month ago

Zanu haina colour cde

Internet... 1 month ago

Let's also remember that red, green, yellow and black are colours for ZANU, so they should not ban yellow only but also red, green and black. If our small Parliament is sincerely troubled by colours then it should not be one colour.
Then at the end parliamentarians will go naked. The debate on colours proof there is a very high level of insanity in the house of assembly. That debate doesn't work for us, otherwise it's just wastage of time and tax-payer money.

They should discuss ways of reducing inflation rate of our dear currency and economic stability.
That will help everyone in this great country.

babalao 1 month ago

manje manje uchanzwa Doug achiti ndechangu ndachipiwa ne Supreme Court😂😂😂


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