Prior to Thursday November 22, 2018; the Ugandan and South African parliaments were on record as places that had ‘hosted’ violent confrontation between lawmakers 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.READ MORE: Photos from Africa’s chaotic parliaments: Uganda and South Africa
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-Alliance legislators being ejected from parliament during 2019 budget presentation in Harare, Nov 22, 2018.-(Pictures by Kudakwashe Hunda)— 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