OFFICIAL OPENING OF THE 4TH SESSION OF THE 8TH PARLIAMENT

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Zimbabwe Republic Police Dance Group, led by Assistant Inspector Simango entertains the crowd outside Parliament Building.

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Welcome to Parliament of Zimbabwe live blog.
We will be giving you a blow by blow account of the Official Opening of the 4th Session of the 8th Parliament by His Excellency The President and Commander-In-Chief of the Defence Forces Cde R. G. Mugabe.

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The Girl Guides and Boy Scouts have now arrived in readiness to usher the guests into Parliament Building.

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Female Members of the Uniformed Forces manning the Africa Unity Square opposite Parliament Building.

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Traditional Chiefs arrive at Parliament in preparation of the Official Opening.

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Minister of State for Liasing on Psychomotor Activities in Education Hon Josiah D. Hungwe arrives at Parliament Building.

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Minister of State for Mashonaland East Province, Hon Ambrose Mutinhiri arrives at Parliament Building.

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The Deputy Minister of Media, Information and Broadcasting Services Hon Thokozile Mathuthu arrives at Parliament Building.

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The Minister of Macro-Economic Planning and Investment Promotion Hon Dr. Obert Mpofu arrives at Parliament Building.

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The Minister of Primary and Secondary Education Hon. Dr. Lazarus Dokora arrives at Parliament Building.

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The Guard of Honour has now arrived at the Inspection Line outside Parliament Building and has formed up. This is immediately followed by the Service Chiefs.

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The processions for the Members of the National Assembly, Senate and Judges have now formed outside Parliament Building.

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The Vice Presidents have now arrived.

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His Excellency the President and Commander-In-Chief of the Defence Forces Cde R. G. Mugabe has now arrived at Parliament Building accompanied by the First Lady Amai Dr. Grace Mugabe.

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The National Anthem is now being played as the President stands at the Inspection dias followed by the fly past by the Airforce of Zimbabwe and the booming of the 21 gun salute.

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His Excellency the President and Commander-In-Chief of the Defence Forces Cde R. G. Mugabe now inspects the Guard of Honour mounted by the Zimbabwe Defence Forces.

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His Excellency the President has now completed the Inspection of the Guard of Honour and is now joined by the First Lady Dr. Amai Grace Mugabe as they are led by the Serjeant-At-Arms to the VVIP Lounge in Parliament.

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The three processions namely, Judges, National Assembly and Senate now enter the Parliament Building.

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The Clerk reads the proclamation announcing that His Excellency the President and Commander-In-Chief of the Defence Forces Cde R. G. Mugabe will today address Parliament at 12 noon.

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This picture collage shows the arrival of His Excellency the President and Commander-In-Chief of the Defence Forces Cde R. G. Mugabe at Parliament Building followed by the singing of the National Anthem and the Inspection of the Guard of Honour.

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His Excellency the President and Commander-In-Chief of the Defence Forces now reads His speech in the National Assembly.

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The processions in pictures

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The Judges procession.

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The procession of the National Assembly enters Parliament Building led by the Speaker Hon. Adv. Jacob Francis Mudenda closely followed by the Clerk of Parliament Mr Kennedy Mugove Chokuda followed by the various Members of Parliament.

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The following collage of pictures shows the President Cde R. G Mugabe as he Presides over the Official Opening of the 4th Session of the 8th Parliament of Zimbabwe.

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Members of the Diplomatic corps follow the proceedings during the Official Opening of the 4th Session of the 8th Parliament of Zimbabwe.

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His Excellency the President accompanied by the First Lady Dr. Amai Grace Mugabe departs from Parliament Building after Officially Opening the 4th Session of the 8th Parliament of Zimbabwe.

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This marks the end of the Official Opening of the 4th Session of the 8th Parliament of Zimbabwe. For the detailed speech by His Excellency the President and Commander-In-Chief of the Defence Forces Cde R. G. Mugabe log on to our website.