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Zanu-PF MPs threaten opposition for ‘heckling’ Mugabe

Opposition MDC lawmakers reportedly sang 'Zanu-PF is rotten' in parliament.

FILE: President Robert Mugabe.Picture: AFP.

JOHANNESBURG - Some members of the opposition Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) in Zimbabwe have reportedly been threatened by members of the ruling Zimbabwean African National Union - Patriotic Front (Zanu-PF) after President Robert Mugabe was heckled in parliament this week.

Mugabe had stated that Zimbabwe was set for an economic take-off, prompting jeers from Members of Parliament (MPs).

State media is reporting that the speaker of parliament is unhappy with what he called "insulting songs".

Opposition MDC lawmakers sang " Zanu-PF is rotten" in parliament.

Speaker Jacob Mudenda, who is from the ruling Zanu-PF party, says MPs must restrain themselves, and from now on, he's not going to allow any songs in parliament.

NewZimbabwe.com is reporting that some MDC MPs who booed Mugabe during his speech have since been threatened.

Party secretary general Douglas Mwonzora says the threats came from Zanu-PF MPs.