Jack Mwiimbu Chairman - Legal
Jack Mwiimbu Chairman – Legal

First Deputy Speaker of the National Assembly Catherine Namugala yesterday gave matching orders to UPND Monze Central Member of Parliament Jack Mwiimbu who refused to obey her point of order to allow the Vice President Inonge Wina who was to propose to the House that it goes Sine Die.

And Ms. Namugala castigated the Members of Parliament for reporting late to the House, a situation which delayed the commencement and business of the House as a quorum was not formed.

The Deputy Speaker gave the matching orders to the Monze Central lawmaker against rising a point of order when Mrs Wina was on the floor prior to announcing the house to go on sine die.

“ As Leader of the opposition you cannot raise on a point of order when Vice President and Leader of Government Business of August the House is on her feet. Leave the chambers now,” she ordered.

The order made the entire UPND MPs to follow Mr. Mwiimbu, as he haggardly walked the house.

The lawmaker and his UPND parliamentarian demanded that that Standing Orders 21 , 22 and 100 before the House could finalise its business and adjourn sine die.

The Monze Central lawmaker stood against the Vice President as she was about to propose that the house goes on sine die without the named standing orders being tabled in the house.

Mr. Mwiimbu, who is leader of the opposition, said the House could not adjourn until the three standing orders which about planned impeachment motion against Republican President Edgar Lungu.

However Mrs. Wina said the motion to suspend business of the House was non-controversial and wondered why the opposition were opposed when in the past they supported the move.

And Mr. Stephen Kampyongo, who is PF Shiwang’andu lawmaker, said the motion ably moved by Mrs. Wina was important for the House to adjourn so that MPs could visit their constituencies and interact with their electorates on challenges faced.

Mr. Kampyongo, who also Minister of Home Affairs , said MPs should not mislead the public that they could dictate the running of the House as it was guided by rules and regulations.

Later , the Deputy Speaker asked the House whether or not to vote for the motion to which they responded “YES” in the affirmative.

Earlier, Ms. Namugala castigated the Members of Parliament for reporting late to the House, a situation which delayed the commencement and business of the House as a quorum was not formed.

Ms. Namugala expressed displeasure that MPs reported late, a situation which stalled business of the House for about ten minutes.

The Deputy Speaker observed that though the Vice President Inonge Wina was on time to commencing business of the day but that unfortunately MPs were late.

She directed that if 30 minutes elapsed without a quorum being formed, she would be forced to adjourn Parliament.

“If 30 minutes elapsed without a quorum being formed, then l will be forced to adjourn Parliament,” Ms. Namugala sounded.

She also directed Chief Whip Stephen Chungu and leader of the opposition Jack Mwiimbu to see her during break time (tea break) because of what had transpired.

The Deputy Speaker urged members of the House to be prompt as electorates who sent them to the House expected them to ably represent their needs.

But just before the 30-minutes ultimatum elapsed , the parliamentarians were seen walking into the House and Ms. Namugala gave a go ahead to Ms. Wina to move a motion according to the schedule on the order paper.

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19 COMMENTS

    • Why is parliament referred to as August house? Is this something we inherited from the colonialists? Can we develop our own parliamentary code which is understandable in the Zambian context..sine die,bla bla bla has no meaning to the ordinary Zambian.And those blond wigs OMG

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    • THE UPNDEAD WANTS TO BULLDOZE THEIR WAY THROUGH THE EXECUTIVE ORGAN BY TRYING TO IMPOSE DIALOGUE; THEY WANT TO BULLDOZE THEIR WAY THROUGH PARLIAMENT ORGAN BY PUSHING THEIR AGENDA AHEAD OF USUAL NATIONAL ASSEMBLY BUSINESS BY CHILDISH WALKOUTS AND THEY WANT TO BULLDOZE THEIR WAY THROUGH THE JUDICIARY ORGAN BY DICTATING TO THE CONCOURT.
      “””””””””””””””””””””””””””””””””””””””””””””””””
      Very usual state of affairs from these weird beings. Some one has to put them in their proper shape. State capture at work.

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  1. This is pathetic. Why are you are you afraid of the motion from UPND? Lubinda shud be lecturing his party on democracy and not the opposition. Teach your house before you teach others. Is it that we have a president or a chief?

    TIME WILL TELL A TALE!

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  2. Well done UPND , the cries and sorrows of poor Zambians are with you. Too much has been stolen by lungu.

    We have people dying from cholera to students unable to eat to students sleeping in class rooms yet the corrupt thief lungu sanctions paying $1 million for a truck that costs $230,000 , 42 times…

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  3. Sometimes I doubt the sanity of Jack Mwiimbu, he used to be a sheepish legal assistant when he worked for the council. The UPND are being insolent to Namugala but they will need her when their motion is finally tabled in June. Nkombo was already written to and informed that his motion will be tabled in June, was it therefore necessary to behave in that manner? They lack strategy, it’s like Kambwili feigning sickness.

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  4. Emotions Rule this House! What a joke of a Parliament! We should just do away with this party system of politics. MPs show allegiance to their party than their constituencies! Let the constituencies decide who represents them and let each province be governed semi autonomously by a Governor. Governors should have an upper Parliament to ratify all Laws passed by the lower house of MPs. The position of president should be that of a Federal one with lesser powers to stop the abuse we have seen since independence! We must review the governance system of this country before we all become irrelevant!

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  5. @ Spaka like lilo
    Cheap propaganda will not win your smelly HH an election! You tried and done everything possible on earth to seek people’s attention but to no avail. All these funny and unfounded allegations on our beloved President will land you in deep trouble. Don’t think people are happy and taking your insults on President Lungu lightly. When we say enough is enough and rise to teach you and your master a lesson you will never forget, don’t blame anyone. Your HH stole and killed the once vibrant mines on the Copperbelt and you think we shall forget? Wait till our wrath comes on UPND.

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  6. I have an idea which am going to suggest to my MP to put to Parliament. Any MP that walks out on flimsy reasons that don’t add any value to our country’s progress should be banned for a year without salary or allowances. These mothaz should get serious and do the job they are mandated to do. SERVE THE PEOPLE/COUNTRY

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  7. Everything in this country is going bad. Am told there is a cartel, but the actual true one is vibrant and working while pointing fingers at others that it’s a cartel.
    Cry my beloved country.

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  8. The governance system at independence was that of federal system. Zambia became a central government through a declaration in 1966. Remember Dr. Kaunda was a prime minister at independence in 1964. Let’s do a research on the order of independence for Zambia.

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  9. WHY TABLE A MOTION OF NO CONFIDENCE WHEN THE PRIME SECONDER, CK, IS ABSENT?
    WHY RUSH TO TABLE A MOTION OF NO CONFIDENCE WITH SO MANY MISSING ON THE OPPOSITION BENCH SUCH THE MURDERER, Keith Mukata, the FRAUDSTER, CKambwili?

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  10. So surprised that pipo r calling president Lungu ati koswe.surely a nobody like me shouldnt call the president that.let the ephants fight,dont get involved.otherwise you might get hurt.HH,Lungu,CK and GBM re rich people,let them fight.ife tiyeni tikazisakila MA coin chabe!!!

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