His Excellency President Ed Mnangagwa is set to officially open the First Session of the 10th Parliament at the New Parliament Building in Mt Hampden.
It was revealed that he will also deliver the State of the Nation Address (SONA).
However, the main opposition CCC has boycotted President Mnangagwa’s State-of-the-Nation address saying he is an illegitimate leader who stole the recent election to remain in office through electoral fraud.
CCC Parliamentary Chief Whip Amos Chibaya told The News Hawks that they are not attending Mnangagwa’s state-of-the-nation address today because they view him as an illegitimate leader who was fraudulently elected through manipulation.
They added that he is a product of an election in which there was massive voter suppression in urban areas, disenfranchisement and illegal intervention in the electoral process by FAZ (a Zimbabwean intelligence-run securocratic outfit which managed the elections).
Chibaya added that they can’t attend parliament to listen to an illegitimate leader speaking to people who didn’t elect him constitutionally and lawfully.
Zimbabwe’s elections outcome was widely rejected by many election observer missions, including the Southern African Development Community one.