Malawi Parliament has unseated George Chaponda as Leader of the House forcing President Peter Mutharika to ask Local government minister Kondwani Nankhumwa continue acting in that position.
Opposition members of parliament on Tuesday vowed not to allow Chaponda work as Leader of the House, arguing his alleged involvement in maize procurement corrupt practices, as indicated in the presidential commission of inquiry on maize gate, makes him untrusted leader.
Deputy Speaker Esther Mcheka Chilenje made the announcement soon after the House assembled on Tuesday.
Speaker Richard Msowoya on Monday afternoon met the House political leadership from all the parties to chat the way forward after the House was thrown in chaos after Chaponda sat on the Leader of the House seat.
Chilenje told the parliamentarians that Nankhumwa will continue acting as Leader of the House until further notice.
This was welcomed by the parliamentarians who urged the Anti Corruption Bureau to investigate Chaponda without delays.
Chaponda, in an interview on Monday, described the whole move by the opposition as political.
He said he was clean.
“After all, am innocent until proven guilty,” said Chaponda, looking down cast.
His political future hangs in limbo after the inquiry report says the commission finds the conduct of Chaponda in his dealing with Transglobe, most inappropriate, suspicious and raising issues of corrupt practices.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :