WATCH: Constitutional Amendment Bill sails through National Assembly

By John Nhandara

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Constitutional Amendment Bill (Number 2) sailed through the National Assembly this afternoon after it received an overwhelming two thirds majority votes in support of its passage.
The Bill seeks to extend women’s quota by two more terms, removes the clause on running mates and extend tenure of medically fit judges beyond the stipulated 70 years.
At least 191 MPs predominantly from Zanu PF voted for its passage while 22 legislators voted against it and also give impetus to Government’ devolution agenda.
Legislators from the ruling Zanu PF burst into song soon after Speaker of the National Assembly Advocate Jacob Mudenda directed its Third reading after telling them that the number of votes satisfied the the requirements of the Constitution that it must have two thirds majority.
The Bill now awaits transmission to Senate.