Spies scare puts opposition, govt on collision course in Malawi Parliament

A spy scare nearly put parliament to a standstill on Tuesday as opposition legislators wanted suspected spies from National Intelligence Bureau ejected out of the House public gallery.

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Mzimba West MP Harry Mkandawidre brought to the attention of deputy speaker Clement Chiwaya to suspend proceedings in the chamber in order to force out the intelligence officers.

Mkandawire accused the government of sending the spies into the House in order to intimidate and harass opposition legislators.

However, Leader of the House Francis Kasaira said there were no spies in the House claiming Mkandawire was mistaking ministry technocrats who help cabinet ministers with answers to questions during question time for s pies.

He said the opposition just wanted to derail deliberations in the House.

The deputy speaker said he did not have evidence that there were spies in the House.

The proceedings went ahead.

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Speaker wanzeru koma ameneyi osti zina zija ayi.Bravo deputy speaker


iwe kanyimbi your reasoning is not balanced you think what you see on MBC TV is a raw stuff of deliberations nops they are edited.so wake up the opposition though ought not to worry about that. with spies or no spy deliberations were to proceed

Walhelha Ochavo

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Inunso a opposition mulibe nzeru. kodi ndimayesa zonse zomwe mukukambirana zimakhala live pa MBC TV, Kodi atafuna kupanga ukazitapewo sangagwiritse ntchito kanema? Kupusa kwambiri kuganiza ngati kuti tili mu zaka za mma 1800 bwanji?

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