The Infomation and publicity and broadcasting services permanent secretary the pecks of the leader of the opposition in parliament is similar to the pecks of a government minister. Mangwana was speaking after Douglas Mwonzora beat Thokozani Khupe to become the MDC T’s president.
As it currently stands, Leader of the Opposition in Parliament has the same perks as that of a Cabinet Minister. #JustSaying (semunhu asati ambotaura)
This is not the first time government officials have commented on the pecks of the leader of the opposition in parliament. A few months ago President Mnangagwa’s Press secretary George Charamba said something similar to that when he said:
Leader of the opposition portfolio comes with perks
The clerk of Parliament Kennedy Chokuda just after Thokozani Khupe bounced back in parliament in October said:
Ask the politicians. The position of leader of the opposition in the House has always been recognised, from way back, you recall Gibson Sibanda. The post is there in Parliament and the leader of the opposition is consulted when business is done.
Meanwhile, the Justice Minister Ziyambi Ziymabi has said Nelson Chamisa was never offered the position of the leader of the opposition in parliament contrary to popular reports claiming otherwise.