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Speaker concerned about rising trend by MPs to use offensive and insulting language in the House

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Speaker of the National Assembly  Dr Patrick Matibini at the requiem mass held in honour of the former Health Minister late Dr Joseph Kasone at St Ignatius Catholic Church

Speaker of the National Assembly Patrick Matibini has bemoaned a growing trend by members of parliament to use offensive and insulting language in the House.

Dr. Matibini says this is a matter of grave concern because such conduct lowers the integrity and dignity of the House.

He has since urged members of parliament to take the caution seriously stating that he would in future not hesitate to impose severe punishment on any member found using insulting language on the floor of the House.

The Speaker of the National Assembly said this when he made a ruling on the complaint by Kanchibiya Member of Parliament Martin Malama against Monze Central Member of Parliament Jack Mwiimbu for using insulting language against him on the floor of the house

In admonishing Mr. Mwiimbu, the Speaker said his conduct was shocking as he was a senior member of the house as well as a long-standing member of the Committee on Privileges, Absences and Support Services, the Committee charged with the responsibility of en
orcing discipline in the House.

Dr. Matibini also ordered Mr. Mwiimbu to render an apology to the House.

25 COMMENTS

  1. Jack Mwiimbu has lot it, I don’t what will become of him after Parliament. He’s now a career MP but I don’t think he deserves to be in that house for this long. He isn’t among the best. Apart from tribal appeal what else has he to offer to the UPND? These are the chaps who drive away potential new comers to their Party because they don’t want to lose their positions. But then nothing lasts forever

    • I think the most childish and annoying in the house now is chikkala Malama. Such a dirty rabbied hyena.
      Going bck to Matibini, he is the lazy Speaker we have ever seen in Zambian history. The person running the Parliament is that hotty Namugala.

    • @Nostradamus, Garry Nkombo called Freedom Sikazwe exactly what you’ve called Martin Malama right in Parliament. Matibini is a cadre, we can’t expect much from him. Freedom can’t tell the difference between 2 and Z yet he’s a Minster at State House. Tutwa Ngulube qualifies to be a real estate agent and not a lawyer, what can he offer as Deputy Chief Whip? We’re a country of lunatics. The level of debate from Martin Malama makes me wonder how he managed to go through the medical school.

    • All upndead MPs are actually in effect dead. They, just like lu.na.ti.cs comments on this platform, are insults themselves.
      What do you expect when someone spends more time than necessary in the opposition?
      They get insulting and abusive and insolent and cursing and enying.
      You’re in doubt?
      Where is Garry Nkombo?
      These are symptoms of being frustrated and demoralized.
      Give them another defeat at the 2021 polls, it will all over.
      Simply put, 2021 will be like GAME OVER for the deads.
      I am so excited.

    • What is insulting language? If I say Lusambo is a rogue because he did beat up Kambwili is this an insult?

  2. Never has in Zambia’s history been the integrity of the house been lowered to this level. All because of the tonga party upnd. This party has destroyed the fibre of civil politics and democracy. Jack Mwimbu and others like Gary Nkombo have nothing more to offer our politics except tribalism, they are devoid of new ideas; that’s why upnd can’t attract fresh politicians.

  3. When you have a leader of the opposition labelled Under-Five you expect his MPs to operate at that level because they echo their Under-five leaders’ instructions and his level of thinking. Most of his MPs are just talk show boys with no integrity to engage in mature debates that relates to the development of their constituency in particular or our great nation in general. They just respond to issues, they have no original thinking except to wait for obvious mistakes from their counter parts and then respond- it is a shame. Look at the arguments from their leader. What will you do when you come to power? Answer: “I will reduce poverty and create Jobs”. When asked how? he does not know. Those are the opposition leaders we have.

  4. SOON POLICE WILL BE CONCERNED WITH THE RATE AT WHICH THEFT IS RISING….. SOMEBODY TELL OUR GOVERNMENT IF YOU ARE IN CHARGE YOU DON’T VOICE OUT YOUR CONCERNS YOU ACT TO CURB THE PROBLEM. THE ONLY PEOPLE TO BE CONCERNED ARE THE PEOPLE NOT IN CHARGE. YOU CAN’T SAY I’M CONCERNED WITH THE NUMBER OF DAYS MY HOUSE HAS GONE WITHOUT MEALIE MEAL WHEN YOU ARE THE BREAD WIN. IT DOESN’T ADD UP

  5. We need to retire this long serving opposition MP because they have lived their life time, just in case UPND wins 2021 election are this old or nothing to offer MPS going to be appointed ministers? If the answer is yes……then this party kuwayawayefye

  6. At least our MPs don’t fight physically and the Speaker should appreciate that! What has he done to Bowman and Jean Kapata who slapped CK?
    It must be very frustrating debating anything in today’s parliament because of some Kabovas we have allowed in the house! Grade 12 is not good enough. Let us raise the requirement for MP to minimum Masters Level of Education then we’ll have meaningful debates!

  7. Don’t worry. After Namibia Al Jazeera is coming for you lot. We will soon see you scampering in all directions. Politics will no longer be for the foolhardy without a thing to offer. I have seen some snips – they will make delicious watching.

  8. Pompous Speaker, whose aide has to tie his shoe laces outside a CHURCH. if you don’t believe me check photos of this on 25 th November at St. Ignatius Church at Hon Fundanga’s funeral mass.

  9. What is insulting language? If I say Lusambo is a rogue because it iz true he beat up Kambwili is this an insult?

  10. This useless biased speaker needs to burn in hell. He still has a case to answer about not assuming power during the petition. He himself has become too arrogant proud to be condemning others when he disregards their questions and debate

  11. When there is decadence in the house started by the head of the house, it is not surprising when children of the house behave like rogues. Trying to cure the symptoms and not the cause is not a permanent cure. In any case, what exactly did this Jack fellow say?

  12. Matibini should concern himself with ministers that do not answer questions instead of wasting our time. Useless speaker this one.

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