Bill on Malawi fresh polls date set for Wednesday: DPP’s Musowa calls MCP MPs ‘stupid’

Speaker of the National Assembly Catherine Gotani Hara has said Bills on electoral reforms  – which will determine the date of fresh presidential elections –  are ready and government will circulate them on Tuesday for discussion on Wednesday.

Clerck of Parliament confers with the Speaker .-Photo by Govati Nyirenda

The Speaker said this on Monday after  Parliament resumed sitting since President Peter Mutharika’s State of the National Address on Friday.

Opposition Malawi Congress Party (MCP) lawmakers wanted the House to decide the poll date on Monday.

However, there was divisions in the House as Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) lawmakers protested that MCP were full House  disregarding the  sitting plan agreed last Friday in line with the social distancing measures of coronavirus prevents.

The heated debated saw DPP leaders of backbenchers , hot-headed Victor Musowa  exchanging verbal tirade with MCP lawmakers and he called them “stupid”.

He said :“I know people that are making noise are hiding behind the desks, Some of these people are stupid.”

The Speaker ordered him to withdraw the  language.

He succumbed, saying: “Madam Speaker I withdraw.”

The Speaker then suspended the House so that the business committee can meet to discuss the sitting plan and decongestion of the main chamber.

Earlier , the Speaker had asked MCP for a list of people who were supposed to be in the main chamber.

She wanted to decongest the main chamber in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic.

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Cosy Chisale
Cosy Chisale
8 months ago

Is this Musowa guy who has female-dominated genes in him

vavlov
vavlov
8 months ago
Reply to  Cosy Chisale

Cosy, this is funny, a man with female-dominated genes!! This could be the reason for his paranoia in parliament. he should buy a dress to wear next time he goes to parliament to vent his stupid anger

Joni
Joni
8 months ago

TIPATSENI TSIKU MA MP MUKUTICHEDWETSA APA……MVULA INGATIPEZE KOMA KUMBUKILANI KUTI DATELO LIKHALE WITHIN THE 150DAYS……MUSADUSITSE PA JULY 3 PULIZI…….ZOYAMBANA NDI MAKHOTI KAPENA A MALAWI IYAYI….PLEASE, BE WARNED!!!

Bwana Wa Ulesi
Bwana Wa Ulesi
8 months ago

Palibe nkhani apa

Ben Phiri Jerusalem University
Ben Phiri Jerusalem University
8 months ago

MCP and DPP being the largest parties should be sitting in the house independents should be sitting in other conference rooms observing by video link

Malawi belong to the citizens

Zomakanganazo ayi tayikani tsiku lopambana loti tizavote, tikufuna fertilizer wa K4495 mwatani Kodi ma MPs athu.

Mwinithako
Mwinithako
8 months ago

I personally agree with Musowa that MCP MPs are even imbeciles,MCP is not the party to vote for Chilima made a very big blunder to dive into the pool of crocodiles kkk and akumva moto panopa kkk.While in Mangochi lying on the floor sure???It grossily shows how childish the drunkard is kkkk

Steve nyoni
Steve nyoni
8 months ago
Reply to  Mwinithako

Let’s wait and see time will tell dude

Nyirenda Tobious
Nyirenda Tobious
8 months ago
Reply to  Mwinithako

Mwinithako tries to comment on almost every news published baseless and senseless comments, regardless of political differences, no one is allowed to call the other stupid in this democratic country….. in so doing, its a display of ur own improper thinking,wake up dude. I know u r a cadet but don’t just support even the evil deeds…

shekina
shekina
8 months ago
Reply to  Mwinithako

My observation is that this DPP guy was a disgrace to the mother language of English. He totally murdered it and in shame he sat down. There was no point he raised apart from saying “stupid”. My personal conclusion us that they should increase the level of qualifications to stand for parliament. If one cannot even speak a parliamentary language i wonder if he even understands the bills in place. That’s why Malawi where it is today, a true reflection of who is in leadership.

BigMan
BigMan
8 months ago
Reply to  Mwinithako

Koma DPP itha ngati makatani, are you sure APM will keep the party together in opposition and almost 90 years old? Especially with his wife in jail for corruption. Team ikulowayi si yopeleka ma pardon.

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