Ben Phiri chased out of Parliament

Democratic Progressive Party (DPP Member of Parliament for Thyolo Central and Ben Malunga Phiri was ordered out of Parliament Wednesday unparliamentary dressing.

Gladys Chingaipe – Nyasa Times

Speaker of Parliament Catherine Gotani Hara showed Phiri, former president, Professor Arthur Peter Mutharika’s aid matching orders for breaching a dressing code.

The Thyolo central legislator and former local government minister in the ousted DPP government went into the House not wearing a necktie contrary to the House’s stipulated dress code.

Phiri-Malunga was wearing a dark-red Paisley cravat and a matching pocket square.

According to the Leader of the House Richard Chimwendo Banda, what the former minister was wearing was a breach on the Standing Order that deals with the Parliamentary Dressing Code.

“Parliament has a dress code and members know what is supposed to be put on in the house and if any member breach the dress code they told go out,” said Chimwendo Banda who is also the country’s Homeland and Internal Security minister.

After the order, Malunga Phiri obliged and left the August House.

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Gas Machine Head
Gas Machine Head
1 month ago

Cultural imperialism at its best. The Parliamentary dress code is a distaste, western, colonial and un-African. Crazy

Pumbwa
Pumbwa
1 month ago

If thats the case then what Kanthiti Ben Phiri was wearing does not support your argument

Arthur
Arthur
1 month ago

Ben as a member of August house for years now must know the recommended dressing code. should we say that to him is was the first time to step into the high profiled house? Grow up and be matured representative.

Jack
1 month ago

Mupite ku Tanzania anthu amavala zachikhalidwe chawo,even ku South Africa chipani Cha Malemia chimavala uniform yawo yama ovololo….koma ku British empire Malawi kkkkkkk

Moya
Moya
1 month ago

Even our minds are still colonized, how does his dressing affect Malawi economy? Are we going to be richer or poorer nation by his merely putting on a tie or suit? Let’s fight over real issues that are making us poor, we are way behind everyone let’s catch up fast. We need to discuss less and implement issues. Action!!!!!

Last edited 1 month ago by Moya
BigMan
BigMan
1 month ago

Africans, arguing over colonial dress codes?

Mkanda Gudu
Mkanda Gudu
1 month ago
Reply to  BigMan

Until the dress code is changed, status quo remains. After all, every kind of dressing we have dates back from colonial times. Otherwise, if we were to be Africa, we would have been putting on “Nyanda”

Kambewa ngozo
1 month ago
Reply to  Mkanda Gudu

Very true let us all start putting on Nyanda

Kambewa Ngozo
1 month ago
Reply to  BigMan

Foseki
Iwe ukufuna uzivala Zikopa Etiii😀

BigMan
BigMan
1 month ago
Reply to  Kambewa Ngozo

Decolonize your mind

Kambewa ngozo
1 month ago
Reply to  BigMan

FOSEKI
Then why are you using western ideas? Muzivala zikopa and don’t buy cars muziyenda wa pansi. Magetsi and Tap water ndi za a Zungu.

Chimbwimtuwa
Chimbwimtuwa
1 month ago

Koma Ben Phiri adaa ,chonchi machitidwe amenewa do u think we can have strong opposition to check the welfare of the government?

Tman
1 month ago
Reply to  Chimbwimtuwa

Government???

tuntyufe
tuntyufe
1 month ago

utsamunda udakalipo


Kambewa ngozo
1 month ago
Reply to  tuntyufe

FOSEKI
Let us change our dressing code we must be putting on Nyanda.

Justice for all
Justice for all
1 month ago

Zaziii and Ben phiri need to be popular for no reason

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