Matero PF Member of Parliament, Miles Sampa has been reprimanded and made to apologies in Parliament for absconding sittings for 22 days without permission.
Deputy Speaker of National Assembly, Mkondo Lungu says the Committee of Privileges found Mr. Sampa guilty and in breach of Parliamentary Privileges.
Mr. Lungu has told Parliament today that the committee described Mr. SAMPA’s conduct as a serious error of Judgement.
He said Mr. Sampa has told the committee in mitigation that he absconded from the house because he was still devastated by President Michael Sata’s demise.
Mr. Lungu however, advised Mr. Sampa to desist from such conduct as it will attract stiffer punishment in future.
Meanwhile, Mr. Sampa who is also Commerce Deputy Minister apologized unreservedly to the speaker and the nation for his conduct.
He pledged to be an exemplary parliamentarian.