The Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs Minister Ziyambi Ziyambi while in an interview with the Daily News President Mnangagwa offering firebrand opposition leader Nelson Chamisa the position of the leader of the opposition in parliament was just a rumor, Chamisa was never offered anything.
Ziyambi has been asked:
After the election, President Mnangagwa wanted to offer Chamisa that position.
And he responded and said:
I am not sure Chamisa was offered that position. People were simply discussing, but outside Parliament. Then we needed to change the legislation (because he was not an MP). But if he was an MP and leader of the opposition in Parliament, the Parliament has a provision to offer him that position.
Ziyambi also said lockdown restrictions were still in place and the MDC Alliance might not be able to protest as planned when he was asked:
Chamisa recently threatened to roll out protests against the government. Your response to that?
Our laws are sufficient to deal with them. If you want to protest, you give the necessary notices in terms of the Maintenance of the Peace and Order Bill, you follow the due process that is required.
But as far as I am concerned, because of the Covid-19 pandemic, there is a curfew and there are restrictions on movement.
I am not sure how he wants to protest without violating the laws and our security is on high alert to stop anyone who wants to violate the laws of this country.