By Paul Nyathi|MDC-T leader Nelson Chamisa has officially taken over from his rival splinter MDC-T leader Thokozani Khupe after he was confirmed as the leader of the opposition in the House of Assembly.
Chamisa was announced as taking over from Chamisa by the Speaker of Parliament last week. Chamisa’s appointment followed the expulsion from parliament of Khupe who was the Deputy President of the opposition party and leader of the opposition in the august house.
“I would like to inform this House that at its meeting held on 21stMay, 2018 the Committee on Standing Rules and Orders was advised by the MDC T that Hon. Advocate Nelson Chamisa is now the Leader of the opposition in Parliament,” Advocate Jacob Mudenda the Speaker announced in the house.
Mufakose MP Paurina Mpariwa was also appointed to replace Khupe in the Committee on standing rules and orders.
“At the same meeting, Hon. Paurina Mpariwa was endorsed as a member of the Committee on Standing Rules and Orders. This followed the expulsion of Dr. Thokozani Khupe from Parliament in April, 2018,” said Mudenda.