Israel journalist causes uproar in Malawi Parliament over improper dressing: MP Mzomera asks him to put on jacket

A male journalist from Channel 10 of Israel on Thursday put the House in an uproar over his dress code.

Inside Malawi Parliament

Member of Parliament (MP) for Mzimba Hora, Rev Christopher Mzomera Ngwira rising on a point of order , questioned the dressing of the international journalist who was busy filming in the chamber.

“Mr speaker sir, I’m aware that a notice was given to the house on a visiting video crew that will shoot a documentary in the house, but is it in order for the cameraman to do his job in the house without putting on a jacket as per our standing orders?” asked Ngwira.

The Speaker of the National Assembly Richard Msowoya said the issue was minor and pleaded with the MP’s to continue with the questions and answers.

He said Standing Order number 205 (1) of Parliament only talks about Members of Parliament.

“The official dress for male members of the National Assembly shall be a lounge suite, a pair of long trousers, a tie and jacket. (2) the official dress for female members of the National Assembly shall be a formal dress, dress suit or skirt suit, traditional dress suit, short or long sleeved or formal executive trouser suit,” states Standing Order 205.

The Israel journalist,  who was in company of another female journalist,  came to cover Parliament on Thursday during questions and answers time while he was wearing a shirt and a Tie but without a jacket.

“Honourable Members this is a small issue, after all, the House may be using archaic orders but if you really want me to get him out I can do that,”  Msowoya said.

The journalist was later bailed out after almost 5 minutes of outcry by many members of the House when Balaka Central East Legislator, Yaumi Aufi Mpaweni temporarily offered him his jacket.

He wore it right there and continued with his duties.

 

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FREEDOM
Guest

ONLY IDIOTS CAN ARGUE THAT DRESSING IS NOT AN ISSUE. PEOPLE SHLULD LEARN TO FOLLOW AND RESPECT WHAT IS REQUIRED OF THEM. IF IDIOTS PUT PN OVERALLS IN SOUTH AFRICAN PARLIAMENT IT JUST SHOWS HOW STUPID AND USLESS THE PEOPLE HAVE BECOME SINCE MZUNGU GAVE THEM THE MANDATE TO RULE THEMSELVES. IF THERE IS A DRESS CODE PEOPLE SHOULD RESPECT IT.

Maliseni
Guest

That’s was good Honorable members, if I as a Malawian was not allowed to enter Parliament Building for not putting on a Jacket it was necessary to ensure that the rule applies to everyone regardless of nationality. BRAVO MPs !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! The rule of law should never be applied selectively. Keep it up our honorable members. Now I know there was no discrimination.

chakufwa
Guest

Atumbuka muzeru maningi

Kapinga
Guest

This mzomera thing ndi mbuzi, kodi anayendapo ndi kuona zomwe anthu Ena akuchita, akuyidziwira kuti jacket, mesa ndi azungu omwewa anawaphunzitsa kuwala…mxiiii hypocrite

Zander mutiuze
Guest
Wasting time on useless issues is what this Un civilised MPS u vote for. A man hade a tie and long trourse so what is a jacket is for? Its azungu anamupuzisa kuvala ma suit. Actually Its typical British tradition. For Malawians herit from colonial. NO matter u Malawians hate colonial u carry their blood this is an example. Come to Europe u see that even those who wear jackets in parlament take them off because Its Un comfartable and hot. MPS please stop wasting tax payers money. Its because of u things are not going well in Malawi. U… Read more »
Jeapesung
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Mbuz wa wathu

Soka Msimuko
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Inept MP’s wasting time on stupid things, in developed countries people do not care when u put on suits or not what matters is u do the right thing. Kuvala ma suit ntchito kuba this is a failed state indeed. Za ziiii zopanda ndi mchere womwe eish

botha masamo
Guest

Nkhumba inu, olo achambwiyanu ankavala panti inu!!!

ANALYST
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Nkhani za kavalidwe zosamveka zimenezo! kutaya nthawi basi

MONALISA
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MNAMUCHITA BWINO
KUDERERA AGALU
YAWA 2 MUCH
ATI A MALAWI TULO

steve
Guest

Koma abale zomwe anthu ena amachita zosawakhala ndi dzina lawo la u ‘honorable’lo anta. Shaaa! kufuna kumtulutsa wina (an outsider for that matter) coz of Jacket??? Is he an MP kuti atsatile ma’standing orders’ akalekalewo?? Shupiti zake yemwe anayambitsayo and shupiti zawo omwe amagwilizana nayewonso. Why cant they put their feeble brains to discuss issues not people?? These people bring our house in disorder coz of very small and irrelevant issues. That’s why i cry kuti enawa kaya anawina bwanj u’MP kaya!!?

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