MDC-T to move Private Members’ Bills

MDC-T chief whip Innocent Gonese and vocal MP Settlement Chikwinya are set to make one last push to move the Private Members’ Bills seeking amendment of the Criminal Procedure and Evidence Act (CPEA) and Access to Information and Protection of Privacy Act (Aippa) when parliament resumes sitting next week.

Report by Staff Writer

Gonese and Chikwinya are adamant they would move the Private Members’ Bills despite the executive previously blocking their efforts when it halted the Public Order and Security Act Amendment Bill and Urban Council Act Amendment Bill. Prosecutors have used the CPEA to keep accused persons incarcerated despite being granted bail by courts once the state opposes (bail).