Speaker of the National Assembly Advocate Jacob Mudenda revealed that a relative of his is struggling to adjust to life outside the luxurious style that goes with being a minister after he lost his job.
He said this while supporting Musikavanhu MP Mr Prosper Mutseyami (MDC-T) who had suggested there was need to capacitate Parliament’s clinic to offer counselling services, particularly to former ministers who had lost their jobs. Said Mudenda:
I think that is a valid point to some extent. I have a cousin who lost his ministerial position and he became so stressed up that in the end, he could not recover from the stress. So, we will make some arrangements but there are some very serious stresses that might come when you do not win at your constituencies. Now for that one, unfortunately we may not provide services because you will not be part of the system.