Mwiimbu questions Speaker over remarks made by Chiengi MP

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By NAMO PHIRI

MINISTER of Home Affairs and Internal Security Jack Mwiimbu has questioned the decision by the Speaker of National Assembly Nelly Mutti to allow Chiengi Member of Parliament Given Katuta to attend parliamentary sessions after allegedly attacking the speaker’s persona.

This comes after Ms Katuta accused the Speaker of turning parliament into a UPND secretariat.

Ms Katuta said the speaker vividly favoured UPND parliamentarians in her operations at parliament further advising her to desist if Zambia was to continue to be a democratic country.

And rising on a point of order, Mr Mwiimbu questioned the Speaker if it was in order for the Chiengi MP to be seated comfortably after uttering such remarks against the Speaker.

“Is she in order for attacking your persona and that of the two presiding officers publicly which have now been circulating in the public,” said Mr Mwiimbu 

Mr Mwiimbu appealed to the Speaker to take judicial notice pertaining to people who made similar comments over such matters.

And responding to the matter, the Speaker said the point of order raised by Mr Mwiimbu was on a matter that was raised outside parliament and no action could be taken.

She suggested that a complaint be written to her office for the matter to be attended to.

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