Harare – The swearing in of Zimbabwe's newly elected members of parliament (MPs) and senators has been set for Wednesday, said the clerk of parliament, Kennedy Chokuda, Tuesday.
Chokuda, who will chair the swearing in, said the 270 lawmakers reportedly took their oath to the Zimbabwean parliament in Harare.
The swearing in of parliamentarians will be initiated for the ninth parliament of Zimbabwe.
"The swearing of members of the ninth Parliament will be done in accordance with Section 128 (1) of the Constitution of Zimbabwe, and it will be done to begin with the National Assembly at 10 am and the Senate at 2.30 pm," Chokuda said.
He said that they also sensitized legislators about what is expected of them and what they should expect in Parliament.
The sanctioning of members of parliament offers President Emmerson Mnangagwa the opportunity to announce the cabinet.
Deputy Chairman Constantino Chiwenga, who acts in the absence of Mnangagwa, who is in Asia for the Forum on China-Africa cooperation, told a strategic development meeting that the law requires that those who get it in the new cabinet first take the oath as MPs .
The delays in the government's announcement have given the Zimbabweans a platform to speculate about who will make it likely and who will probably be removed from a list of long-serving ministers who were part of the cabinet of former President Robert Mugabe.
African news agency / ANA