Msiska’s sons arrest rages on in Parliament

The late Tasokwa Msiska’s sons arrest resurfaced again in Parliament with arguments and counter arguments from both sides of the august House threatening to disrupt smooth proceedings of Parliaments business.

Kalua:  Moved the motion

Kalua: Moved the motion

The maverick Rumphi East Peoples Party (PP) legislator Kamlepo Kalua moved a motion to have the issue discussed describing it an issue of national importance.

He brought the issue in the House using Standing Order 14 of the House which allows members to bring in the house an issue of national importance.

“We want the minister of Home Affairs to explain the arrest of late Tasokwa Msiska’s children because we feel government is using state machinery to arrest children who are mourning their father,” said Kalua who had taken over the issue raised by MCP MP Richard Chimwendo Banda the previous day.

He argued that government should release the children on bail because the issue may be over blown out of proportion because there were demonstrations taking place in the district.

However, DPP’s Chief Whip Henry Mussa who is standing in as Leader of the House argued that the House cannot discuss the issue because the minister of Home Affairs was not available as she was bedridden.

This did not please the opposition side of the House who jeered and booed Mussa threatening to bring the House into chaos.

Karonga Central MP Frank Mwenefumbo told the government side that the children should be released on bail, a move which Mussa vehemently opposed arguing that Mwenefumbo being a veteran legislator could be the last person to demand such a move.

The First Deputy Speaker Esther Mcheka Chilenje tried to bring order in the House but her pleas fell on deaf ears as the members traded barbs with the opposition accusing Jappie Mhango of using state machinery to suppress dissent.

However, DPP deputy Chief Whip Grace Chiumia pleaded with the opposition the government should be given a chance to investigate the matter.

“Government is asking for time to investigate the matter and will bring information as to what happened tomorrow,” said Chiumia.

That was when order returned in the House with the mover of the motion Kalua agreeing to wait for the government’s explanation the following day.

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26 thoughts on “Msiska’s sons arrest rages on in Parliament”

  1. dazi says:

    i think akulu akulu miti siyigwira istead to fight against hunger, akumanga anthu osalakwa ndinu akumutu anyan

  2. Phinifolo says:

    Pabenge kuti ufwiti boma likuzomerezga mphanyi Japi Mhango wangwenda chakukhwengwena kufuma ku Lilongwe mpaka ku Rumphi kukaphepiska. Foolish fool!

  3. Mtunda says:

    A Malawi ndife omvetsa cisoni zedi. aphungunso otsutsa ambiri nzeru alibe akungofuna kumveka ndi nkhani yomwe umboni weniweni alibe. pezani kaye umboni musanayambe kulalata cifukwa codana ndi munthu, cipani kapena boma. vetsetsani kaye, dekhani ndipo tsatirani nkhani mwa umunthu.

  4. Kulibe kantu says:

    Why is Musa opposing bail? What type of crime have the children committed not to deserve bail?

    If you playing with the north, Jappie will stop going home because people will rough him up. You can they children do not deserve bail. It clear that the police is acting on oders from above. Can lawyers come in please? Malawi is dealing with a mafia government. Henry Musa is one of them. People who kill or murder others or armed robbers are given bail why should the children not be given bail. You are making the life of Jappie Mhango difficult. Henry Musa, do you know northerners, you?

  5. The Most Concerned says:

    I blame MEC for not cross-examing all the 193 candidates before they were declared eligible 4 the MP Candidacy. Kamlepo Kalua belongs to Mental Hospital, not to Parliament.

  6. Tatopa says:

    Osawalekelela aphunzile kulemekeza ufulu wa anthu

  7. george says:

    Kamlepo is a great man…..Jhappi will end up like Vuwa Kaunda, he cant win again in his constituency….

  8. VH ZEKA says:

    Tasokwa’s sons did not commit any offense, he was warned not to come and why did he insists to come when the bereaved family refused. munthu uyu vinjeru walije may the soul of my educational boss Tasokwa msiska rest in peace.

  9. KARU UNITED says:

    Eee koma u minisita wa a Jappie uvuta! But remember charity begins @ home.

  10. MALAWIAN says:

    IN MY VIEW, IT IS JAPPIE MHANGO WHO SHOULD BE ARRESTED BIG TIME.HIS CONDUCT IN THIS CASE IS LIKELY TO CAUSE BREACH OF NATIONAL PEACE!!!!!!!ALREADY THERE WAS NO PEACE IN PARLIAMENT FOR SOME MINUTES BECUASE OF THIS JAPPIE MHANGO, IF AT ALL HE HAS A HOUSE IN THE CONSTITUENCY, IT WILL BE PUT ON FIRE BY IRATE VILLAGERS.

    IF I WAS PRESIDENT OF THIS COUNTRY I WOULD JUST NEED TWO MINUTES AND A PHONE CALL TO PUMP SENSE INTO MY MINISTER’S HEAD BUT ALAS OUR OLD PRESIDENT IS SLEEPING….NDIKUTENTHAKU ABALE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  11. wayunda says:

    Chifukwa muli mu boma mbweno chili chose kwa imwe ntchipusu. Mundawonepo wanthu awo wakawa m’boma Sino wakusuzgika chifukwa cha nkhaza.

  12. Optic Computer says:

    Tradition allows the members of the bereaved family to send away people perceived as enemies to the family. I believe that if Mhango really grieved his opponent’s demise, he surely was the first to discourage the sons’ arrest.

  13. Beje says:

    what offence did the kids commit? chasing someone from the funeral is an offence? malawi my country where those in power skip justice to oppress the poor the spirit of the dead father wil surely catch up with those concerned.ku maliro ngati sakukufunirako heeeee umakakamira? just take leave osati mpaka kumangisana mmmm

  14. Tomtom says:

    Vinthu ivi ndi vya tradition, vyachikaya. A police mwanjirapo uli? Nkhakwamba yayi munthu kuchimbizgika pa nyifwa ndipo a police vikuwakhwafya yayi unless watimbika nakuthiska ndopa. A Jappie manyani kuti ” kauzganga ndi fwiti yayi fwiti ndi tilinganenge.”

  15. Drake says:

    Instead.of mourning their Father they wanted to impress and making a show off during the funeral and the result of impudence is the arrest. Jappie Mhango should not be accused even if it was not him any act of violence against any citizen is perscutable and.our MP’S should not waste out time on this. Kamlepo can you please be development cautious in your constituency ask quest to benefit your people.

  16. Wachikulile says:

    Using gov. power is nothing he is from the same place he will see himself and his children will have sleepless nights because of this

  17. MWASUWA says:

    Japi, you’re cruising too fast. know that you are fighting with your Bosses watch out!!!

  18. Omex70 says:

    Jappie Muhango, you will regret soon. Your stupidity will catch up with you soon.

  19. SONG says:

    Boma lake liti a police amatengera zimene wauzidwa. Chenjerani mudziwe kuti Jappie adzanjatidwa ndithu ndipo sitikudziwa kuti mudzati chani. Zinthu zimatembenuka guys.

  20. mulopwana says:

    where is govnt coming in.is it bcoz jappie was chased away by his fellow villagers? shame police of malawi .kumangolowerera pali ponse.sinkhani yoti a police akalowelera iyi.The children had all the rights to chase jappie ,who was the main enemy to this family

  21. Wiseman nyirongo says:

    Ana opusa amenewo opanda umunthu. Asiyeni alangike ku cell.Ana otani osaugwila mtima. Pamene mwachita chipongwe chanucho ndiye mumati bambo anu adzuka. Phunzilani kulolela ndikuvomeleza situatio mene ili. Nanunso a opposition kambilanani important issues of national interest. Dziko lipidula chani ndi ana osalemekeza atsogoleli ngati ana a msiska.Bambo ngati analuza chisankho anawo avomeleze maganizo a anthu akudelako ndiklemekeza a Mhangowo ndiy democracy. A police gwilani ntchito yanu akanati ana amenewa anakhuzidwa ndi imfa ya bambo awo akanakhala oyambilila kulemekeza bambo wawo poonetsetsa kuti bambo aikidwe mwa ulemu.zaotselatu kuti ziwawa anazikonzekela bambo awo asanamwalile. Analemekza ziwawa mmalo mwa malilo a bambo wawo ndiye asiyeni ayankhe milandu mwina akhale ndi umunthu zitsiluzo.akanakhala oyamba kuzivela chisoni ndi imfa ya bambo awo koma ngati sanatelo iwo okha palibe za chisoni. Ma mp musayambitse khalidwe loipa mapeto ake mzanu mwagwetsa pampando watisiya mudzikanika kupita ku malilo poopa kuti mkwiyo oluza chisankho abale ake azikumenyani. Musayaunkile kwa Jappie Mhango yekha zitha kukuchitikilani nanu pena amatsogolela ndi oluza panthwiyo. Dzko muno muli mavuto azachuma zisiyen zimenezo zili manja mwa anthu oyenela a police.

  22. Sapitwa says:

    Arresting children can not be an issue of national importance worthy discussing in Parliament. How many of these trivial issues that are currently happening in many constituencies will you bring to Parliament? There are other sections of the state vested with such powers to be approached to deal with this matter.Those MPs that have sympathy for the kids should go pay for bail and hire a lawyer. They can counter sue the minister if indeed there is evidence for the arrest.
    We have too many empty headed MPs who have no respect for the Speaker. I think we need a strict screening process for MP candidates before they are allowed to stand. This will eliminate the too many dunderheads that would have found themselves in house.

  23. Meja says:

    Jappie Mhango, you are going too fast am afraid, Tasokwa may have been your srown nemesis, but you have gone too far with it, and using a wrong forum. Am sure you were busy vending when Ntaba had his issues after the funeral of his brother, that was the end of him!!!!

  24. becks says:

    The end of Jappie Mhango. He has dug his own grave. I am afraid he should not even dare go back to his constituency. There will be trouble. My advice

  25. bodza lekani says:

    So they mourned contrary to the Malawi government laws of mourning too bad….Dzuka Malawi Dzuka

  26. Noxy says:

    Kuputa Boma mapeto ake ndi izi

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