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Mporokoso MP Brian Mundubile Suspended for 30 Days Over Parliamentary Breach

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Mporokoso Member of Parliament, Brian Mundubile, has been handed a 30-day suspension for breaching parliamentary privileges and showing contempt towards the institution.

The decision to suspend Mundubile stems from a ruling on a point of order raised on October 6, 2023, by nominated Member of Parliament, Likando Mufalali, and a complaint lodged by Moomba Member of Parliament, Fred Chaatila.

Mundubile’s conduct on the floor of the house, particularly his remarks during a press briefing by the Patriotic Front at the National Assembly media center, was deemed demeaning and reflective of negatively on the character and impartiality of the Second Deputy Speaker, Moses Moyo, in the execution of his duties.

During the proceedings to determine his case, Mundubile defended his actions, citing the lack of alternative avenues to express his grievances and claiming unjust treatment by the presiding officer.

However, in delivering the ruling, First Deputy Speaker, Malungo Chisangano, reminded Mundubile of his responsibilities as a long-serving Member of Parliament and a former leader of the opposition. Chisangano emphasized that while freedom of speech is valued, it does not justify behavior that undermines parliamentary decorum and authority.

Chisangano stressed the importance of exemplary conduct from all parliamentarians, stating that Mundubile’s actions were not above reproach and warranted disciplinary action.

7 COMMENTS

  1. Mundubile behaviour is disgusting and disgraceful. It is actually borders on hooliganism.
    He is crass, uncivilised, uncouth and foul mouth. He is a disgrace to the term “honourable member”
    His suspension should be longer.

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  2. The country has gone to the dogs. From top to bottom, if it is not lies then it is stifling Freedom to criticise a backward administration. We are putting our energies on wrong things that is why day in and day out we are blaming the previous Govt as though Hakainde’s Govt is the first to take over from a previous Govt. For goodness sake he is the Seventh, and the most lying head of state this far. Parliament is but a complete circus. Even Hakainde’s MPs agree.

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  3. After every administration has been in government for this amount of time we start showing the same amount of contempt! It is astonishing.

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  4. The country has gone to the dogs. From top to bottom, if it is not lies then it is stifling Freedom to criticise a backward administration. We are putting our energies on wrong things that is why day in and day out we are blaming the previous Govt as though Hakainde’s Govt is the first to take over from a previous Govt. For goodness sake he is the Seventh, and the most lying head of state this far. Parliament is but a complete circus. Even Hakainde’s MPs agree.

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  5. The country has not gone to dogs.
    The country was actually in the dog house under Lungu up to August 2021. Since then maginificent things have happened.
    This goverment is focused in getting Zambia out of the dog house and it energies are committed on he right things. It is only an ignorent person who thinks that 2 debt agreement were the wrong polices to concentrate on.

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