Parliament of Zimbabwe today expelled five legislators after the ruling Zanu-PF notified the august House that they no longer represent the interests of the party.

The five affected members are:

Ignatious Chombo (Zvimba North),
Saviour Kasukuwere (Mount Darwin South),
Professor Jonathan Moyo (Tsholotsho North),
Kudzanayi Chipanga (Makoni West) and
Mandiitawepi Chimene (Makoni South).

Deputy Speaker of the National Assembly Mabel Chinomona said by operation of the law, the constituencies are now vacant.

Zanu-PF Chief Whip, Lovemore Matuke confirmed the development, saying the five were expelled from the party as they were no longer serving interests of the party.

Matuke also said they are not going to hold by-elections for the five but will replace them with shadow MPs as general elections are scheduled to be held next year.

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