Roan Patritic Front(PF) Member of Parliament (MP) Chishimba Kambwili and Opposition United party for National Development (UPND) Members of Parliament on Friday walked out of Parliament in protest to Speaker of the National Assembly Patrick Matibini’s ruling on a point of order raised by Mazabuka MP Garry Nkombo.
Mr. Nkombo had asked Dr. Matibini to rule if government was in order to interfere with the judicial system following President EDGAR LUNGU’s cautioning of judges against making decisions that would cause confusion in the country.
Dr. Matibini however, ruled that Vice President Inonge Wina’s answer that President Lungu was only providing counsel to the Judges and not warning them was adequate.
He further noted that the issue was also political and he does not deal with issues outside parliament.
Mr. Nkombo however was not happy with the ruling and walked out of the house followed by all UPND MPs and Mr. Kambwili.
And speaking in Parliament Minister of Justice Given Lubinda said walking out of parliament does not sort out anything despite being a democratic right for MPs