MPs in revolt

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The Independent Online
HARARE (AFP) - Ruling party MPs staged a revolt in Zimbabwe's parliament on Wednesday, refusing to pass the budget for a new ministry created by President Robert Mugabe.

They accused Didymus Mutasa, the Senior Minister of National Affairs, Employment Creation and Co-operatives, of heading a 'useless' department that was his former Ministry of Political Affairs in disguise. The new ministry's budget was 40 million Zimbabwe dollars ( pounds 4m).