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.

Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :

Please share this Article if you like Email This Post Email This Post

More From the World

Sort by:   newest | oldest | most voted
dazi
Guest

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

Phinifolo
Guest

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

Mtunda
Guest

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.

Kulibe kantu
Guest
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.… Read more »
The Most Concerned
Guest

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.

Tatopa
Guest

Osawalekelela aphunzile kulemekeza ufulu wa anthu

george
Guest

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

VH ZEKA
Guest

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.

KARU UNITED
Guest

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

MALAWIAN
Guest

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!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

wpDiscuz

More From Nyasatimes