MP queries arrest of Msiska’s children over Jappie funeral saga

There was drama in Parliament which nearly brought the august House to a halt after main opposition Malawi Congress Party (MCP) MP for Dowa East Richard Chimwendo Banda asked the Minister of Information Jappie Mhango to explain the arrest of late Tasokwa Msiska’s children.

Richard Chimwendo in an MCP : Why is Jappie Mhango abusing state to arrest Msiska's chldren

Richard Chimwendo in an MCP : Why is Jappie Mhango abusing state to arrest Msiska’s chldren

Angry people chasing away Information Minister Jappie Mhango at the funeral of former MP Tasokwa Msika in Rumphi.

Angry people chasing away Information Minister Jappie Mhango at the funeral of former MP Tasokwa Msika in Rumphi.

Banda wanted the Minister to shed light on the arrest of Msiska’s children barely a week after their father’s death and burial in Rumphi.

However, Speaker of Parliament Richard Msowoya ruled Banda out of order for not following the Parliament Standing Order in bringing the issue to the House.

The Speaker’s angered the opposition side of the House who stood in solidarity with Banda and demanded that Mhango should give an explanation to the house.

The development also comes hot on the heels of chasing of Mhango at Msiska’s funeral by irate villagers who did not want the minister’s presence at the funeral.

Speaker Msowoya ruled that Banda should instead ask the Home Affairs minister as the Police falls under her ministry.

“I rule the honourable member out of out order because he did not follow the standing Order of bringing such an issue before Parliament,” said Msowoya.

This did not please the opposition side of the House who noisily demanded that Mhango should instead explain to the House the arrest as they felt he may be directly involved because he was chased at Msiska’s funeral.

Speaking in an interview later Banda said he wanted Mhango to shed light to the House and the nation why barely a week after the burial of their father and the incident of Mhango’s being chased.

“I just wanted Mhango to explain because the arrest comes hot on the heels of him being chased chased at Msiska’s funeral. Is it mere coincidence or Mhango has something to do with it,” said Banda.

Mhango succeeded Msiska as the legislator of Rumphi North and it is alleged that there was bad blood between the two with some unconfirmed reports alleging that Mhango may have a hand in Msiska’s death.

The two also faced each other in MCP’s primary elections which were conducted to choose a candidate who was to be the torch bearer of MCP in the 2014 tripartite elections and late Msiska emerged victorious.

Mhango, who is also Minister of Information and government spokesman, was not in the House but the MPs wanted him in Parliament to explain why he abused state resources to arrest the children.

Chimwendo Banda, chairman of social and community affairs in the 193 strong House took Speaker Richard Msowoya by surprise when he demanded that the House debates the issue.

However, Banda has said he will bring back the issue in the House and follow the House standing orders as demanded by the Speaker .

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bwampini
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japie let me warn you, why are u illtreating people from your motherland.you are cruising dangerously ,and you are about to fall

Mbwindi
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stupid mbwenu mbwenu.if you are inteligence why malawi has never been led by stupid mbwenu mbwenu since independence?

MALAWIAN
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SURELY, CHEAP MPS DO NOT LAST MORE THAN FIVE YEARS IN PARLIAMENT ESPECIALLY IN THE CONSTITUENCY WHERE HONURABLE JAPPIE MHANGO COMES FROM.THAT PART OF MALAWI IS ONE OF THE CONSTITUENCIES WHERE LITERACY LEVELS ARE VERY HIGH. I FEEL SORRY FOR JAPPIE MHANGO FOR BEHAVING AS IF HE COMES FROM SOMEWHERE IN MULANJE OR THYOLO. ONE PARLIAMENTARY TERM WILL BE ENOUGH FOR HIM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

fathi shehaab
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Who is Jspiemhangi kape wodyanawo. Kafunseni a ksmlepo ksluws or chihans ndsle ximakhala bwanji…
Mafumu akuononga midzu ndi anthu ndiye ngsti rnsnu mudachoka ps khomo pa mfumu zanuxo,enafe tidachoka pankjoma pa mai anthu nkuyiyumuza ke xul mpaka college…. Mfumu has no ingluence what i fo only the laws of the land..inshoty want to ser prodperiyy hsrmony and redprct of all vitizens rihhts!

Taweni
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CHIHENI AKUTI ULI SONO?

CITIZEN

Chibanja tv
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I have never seen stupid people like you, my fellow northerners open up your eyes and don’t be used just as a condom. Don’t you see that the mcp wants to just use you in 2019? Issues coming out at a funeral are dealt at a funeral, why taking it to parliament ? Is parliament a place of kuthana than discussing real issues affecting Malawians? We are not stupid, we are following the deliberations and shall see!

Jazila chigwenembe.-balaka
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This issue is important to be well clarified.because its like he is using his political powers to downpress others.on the the hand let us also be frank it is not in parliament where the follow up to this story should be taken

AK47 VS CHIMKWAMAWA
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OLEMEKEZEKA ANDUNA!unduna sionyadira salowera mkalasi.you are spoiling ur political milage by abusing your office.mukuphwanyaso ufulu watolankhani.Nanuso osankha nduna.mumaonachani posankha?azingoipitsa mbiri yanu ndiya dpp yonunkha kalei!

Binton wakale
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Tinene muchinenero chathu chonde inu aboma kapena ochuluka mphamvu, nkhaniyi kumaliro siiyanu a Police.Ukutu ndi kumudzi ndipo kuli otilamulira mafumu amene wina aliyense kaya ndi nduna, pulezidenti,mp,msilikali,ndinso maudindo osiyanasiyana tonsefe timachokera mnyumba zawo mafumuwo.Apapa aFumu ndi amene akanaweruza ana awo kuunika zimene zinalakwika.Sipachipani, kapena msonkhano wa boma ndipo ndizokhuzana ndi boma koma zapamudzi ndipo eni wake ndi aFumuwo ndi anamfedwa iwe Jappi walowerera ndipo ukuderera mafumu kumudziko? Wayiwala ntchito yimatha chibale sichitha.Maudindowo mukapasidwa chonde simuzaafa nawo ndipo ma examples muli nawo ndithu taonani John Tembo,Muluzi,Kachale,Joyce,Malewezi,Kadzamila etc.Ndizosiyirana zinthuzi anthu wamba awa apatseni ulemu mawa ndi anzanu omwewo.Ndipo kuchita kukhala ngati temberero… Read more »
Meja
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Good Samaritan, what we want is justice, the perpetrators of violence in both cases should be taken to book

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