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MPs react to Zimbabwe situation

Ugandan Members of Parliament React to Zimbabwe Situation

This week the Zimbabwean army put the country on lock down, putting the country’s president Robert Mugabe under house arrest in what many have called a coup.

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A section of Ugandan members of parliaments have come out to analyze the situation in Harare.  The minister of state for Urban Development also Buzaaya county MP, Isaac Isanga Musumba,  faulted the Zimbabwean leader  for the military move saying that President Mugabe needed to be sensitive to the population he has been leading since some of the people were a generation of liberation from colonial rule .

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Busiro East MP, Medard Segona, believes that the army takeover of power from Mugabe who has been Zimbabwean president for 37 years was uncalled for since the military has been part of the group running down the country.

Segona stated that as an instrumental figure in the African Union, Mugabe should be advised by the continental body to step aside to allow a new government to access power peacefully.

Kampala Central MP Muhammad Nsereko notes that what is taking place in Zimbabwe should serve as a  learning lesson to other African leaders who use the state sovereignty to man the state institutions as own properties.

Mugabe now aged 93, has dominated the impoverished country’s political scene since independence from the UK. His health has detoriated in recent years with critics accusing his wife Grace of usurping the presidential powers.

The military has seized control in Zimbabwe but has said President Robert Mugabe, in power since 1980, is safe.

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