There was drama at the Parliamentary Portfolio Committee on Agriculture hearing into the US$27 million wheat facility after a heated exchange erupted between Committee Chairperson Justice Mayor Wadyajena and Grain Millers Association of Zimbabwe Boss Tafadzwa Musarara after the later was denied Musarara a right to legal representation.
Musarara who was appearing in front of the Committee was in the company of his lawyer Advocate Lewis Uriri after the clerk of parliament wrote a letter granting him the right to exercise his constitutional right to legal representation.
Justice Wadyajena, after consultation, then excused Musarara from the committee on the basis that there was a high court application on the matter before Parliament.
Wadyajena told the attendees that his committee would go on to finalise their report without oral evidence.
Nicholas Ncube a political analyst who is close to the happenings said Parliament should not be weaponised in settling personal political scores as it should uphold and defend constitutionalism at all costs.
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