Legal experts question Tsvangirai’s pension claims

Legal experts have dismissed former Prime Minister’s Morgan Tsvangirai‘s claims that he was owed a pension for the time he served as the nation’s Prime Minister during the Government of National Unity.

Constitutional Law expert and Law Professor at the University of Zimbabwe,  Lovemore Madhuku said:

No, he does not have. There is no such thing. It’s nonsense, illogical and immoral. The inclusive government was a special arrangement. The post he held was for a temporary measure and there is no pension that accrues

It’s basically a lack of morals and trying to cover up for the $70 000 he reportedly received. In all his arguments, he has never pointed to a legal instrument or statute and that shows you it’s nothing more than political dust.

Former co-chairperson of the Parliamentary Select Committee that crafted the new Constitution and Former Cabinet Minister Paul Mangwana said:

The position of Prime Minister was a temporary arrangement that is not catered for by our law. The PM was an MP and minister, so he would have been covered under the Parliamentary Pensions Act Chapter 2:02, but only if he had served two full terms.

He did not and, hence, he is not entitled to anything except maybe if he can claim his leave days

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