Harare (New Ziana) – Both houses of parliament have adjourned to August 22, 2023, a day before general elections.
Zimbabwe goes to polls on August 23.
Zanu PF chief whip, Pupurai Togarepi told New Ziana parliament can, however, be recalled during the break by President should there be urgent legislative business.
“It’s not just the National Assembly but the Senate and all committees to have adjourned to 22 August unless the President decides to recall Parliament,” he said.
The adjournment allows the MPs to campaign for re-election in their constituencies ahead of the general election.
The adjournment comes after parliament passed six bills over the past three weeks. These are the Electricity Amendment Bill, Prisons and Correctional Service Bill, Children’s Amendment Bill, Labour Amendment Bill, Criminal Law (Codification and Reform) Amendment Bill (popularly known as the Patriot bill) and the Electoral Amendment Bill.
Parliament also passes the Private Voluntary Organisation bill, which now awaits presidential assent.
The law is meant to defend the country from foreign infiltration, among other things.