DPP lawmaker insults interim opposition leader as ‘dog’: MCP’s Chimwendo protest

Dowa East MP Richard Chimwendo Banda (Malawi Congress Party – MCP) protested in the National Assembly that a Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) legislator has  hurled repeated insults at interim leader of the opposition Lobin Lowe  during his statement condemning DPP cadets involved in violence that thwarted a planned Human Rights Defenders Coalition (HRDC) march in Blantyre on Wednesday.

Local Government Minister Ben Phiri interacts with MCP legislator  and acting leader of opposition Lobin Lowe 

Chimwenod Banda told Parliament that he heard the DPP legislator using unparliamentray language against Lowe when he was rasising a point of concern on the violence that left one child dead,  five people, including human rights activist Billy Mayaya, injured.

“I have heard something which is not palatable. It is not supposed to be tolerated in this House. Leaders in this House are supposed to be respected. The one who was holdingthe floor is the Interim Leader of Opposition. However, an Honourable Member there, said munamsankhiranji galu ameneyu? That is unparliamentary. We should all learn to respect leaders in this House. I condemn that,” said Chimwendo Banda.

But the First Deputy Speaker  Madalitso Kazombo  said  Parliament’s Clerks didn’t capture the insults.

“ If it is true that, that was said, Honourable Members, let us learn to respect one another. The Government Chief Whip and the Leader of Opposition may urge our Members, we have a way how we address each other,” Kazombo said.

“This is a noble House lets learn to respect that,” he added.

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Hatton
Hatton
1 year ago

You right Chimwendo, we must learn to respect leaders. I was not in the chamber because I am not one of those privileged to be there. If indeed that was what was said I WITHDRAW THE STATEMENT ON BEHALF OF THE MEMBER WHO SAID IT. I respect Lowe and I feel he has served his probation very well. Chimwendo, when are you making him a substantive leader of opposition? If you don’t then it is you and MCP that are not respecting Lowe. Kodi mkuluyu ndi Lowe kapena Ndowe? Sichipongwe ai I I just want to be sure and clear.… Read more »

Pitala
Pitala
1 year ago

Mchezo Ku Parliament iyaaah ndiamodzi awa

Jochi
Jochi
1 year ago

Kkkkkkk kamagweru

apwiya
apwiya
1 year ago

Koma ndiye Lowe akuonekadi ngati galudi.

Tuvitwana
Tuvitwana
1 year ago

If Lowe is garu, THEN APM AKHALA CHANI kkkkkk

Ntopwa 1
Ntopwa 1
1 year ago
Reply to  Tuvitwana

Manyi

Alfred Minjo
Alfred Minjo
1 year ago
Reply to  Tuvitwana

A Dad!!

Jochi
Jochi
1 year ago
Reply to  Tuvitwana

Kkkkkkk kamagweru waku Blantyre

Igwe
Igwe
1 year ago
Reply to  Tuvitwana

Golila can’t you see kikikikiki

Kayamba ndiko Chapita
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Mzukwa

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