Speaker of the National Assembly Richard Msowoya has announced that ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) Member of Parliament for Blantyre City Centre Themba Mkandawire has been suspended for 90 days for beating up a Parliament secretariat staff member.
Mkandawire is said to have beaten up an unidentified staffer on Tuesday over disagreements that arose when the victim was distributing calendars to parliamentarians.
“He will serve a 90-day suspension,” announced the Speaker in Parliament y, deploring the conduct of the MP as unparliamentarily and unacceptable.
Mkandawire will miss all Parliament engagements including committee meetings for three months.
Parliament has since adjourned after completing its four-week programme which saw several bills being passed.