Members of Parliament just reviewed on Thursday that they want their welfare improved and that without specific luxurious demands they are not going to pass Mthuli Ncube’s 2019 National Budget.

MPs ask for new cars

When citizens vote for MPs they would have invested their trust that these people have the capability to represent them and vouch for their grievances. On the contrary MPs are busy demanding iPads, Ice cream and latest 4×4 Toyota land cruisers because the old ones have broken down.

Have they forgotten about their promises?

At this crucial moment MPs are supposed to be pushing for the rectification of the current economic challenges. The recently announced National Budget  suggested on cutting government expenses and MPs requested a budget of $163 Million but was allocated $101 Million but eventually settled for $145 Million. These demands portray a caliber of politicians that  when voted for they quickly  forget their promises and the electorate’s needs.

Mliswa speaks for the MPs

“MPs are handicapped and we are talking of only one car, a Land Cruiser, which is the only car good enough for MPs to do their work because the Mazdas and Toyotas we get are not good enough.” Said Temba Mliswa one of the MPs who pushed for their demands. Mliswa added that MPs were being looked down upon because they did not have iPads. He also complained about a course meal and a fruit and said that it was not proper, he opted for trifles and ice cream just like other parliamentarians. As if that is not enough, Mliswa also requested world-class gyms, recreational facilities to play golf and diplomatic passports.

 Linda Masarira attacks the 9th Parliament

MDC-T spokesperson Linda Masarira commented on these extravagant demands. “The MPs’ insatiable appetite to abuse taxpayers’ funds for self aggrandizements is disgusting and totally unacceptable.” Said Masarira. Linda also failed to understand the need for diplomatic passports when the MPs’ work is based in their constituencies. She also alluded that the 9th Parliament is the worst of all parliaments since 1980. Masarira also pointed out that if these parliamentarians do not change their attitudes they will go down as the worst parliament of all times. “Waiting patiently to see how all this ice cream, iPad, land cruiser and golf course MPs will represent the people’s interest.” Read Linda’s comment.