Speaker of the National Assembly Richard Msowoya on Thursday had tough time controlling the House as Dedza east MP Juliana Lunguzi and Education, Science and Technology minister Emmanuel Fabiano exchanged verbal tirades which went personal.
This started after Lunguzi said all cabinet ministers were thieves.
This followed the government decision to stop debate on a report by a parliamentary inquiry on maizegate.
Lunguzi said there was need to investigate all the ministers after the former Agriculture minister George Chaponda was on Tuesday found with K166 million stashed in his residence.
However, this did not go down well with the cabinet ministers who asked Speaker to order Lunguzi withdraw the statement, to which the Dedza east MP obliged.
Nonetheless, Education minister Fabiano stood on a point of order and said the Dedza east legislator’s father, late Mac William Lunguzi, who was the Inspector General of police in the Malawi Congress Party one party state was a thief.
Fabiano said Lunguzi amassed a lot of wealth, to which the Dedza east MP enjoyed, through theft and crookedness.
Among other properties, Lunguzi owned Mulangeni Holiday Resort in Mangochi, a popular holiday resort in the 1990s.
The Dedza east MP said the government side in the House was in a crusade to demoralise her just because she speaks her mind.