Seven members of parliament from Malawi’s second opposition party, the People’s Party (PP), Thursday walked out of the house in protest over decision by second deputy speaker Clement Chiwaya’s decision to boot out its outspoken Mzimba Hora MP, Christopher Mzomera Ngwira.
Pandemonium broke out in Lilongwe, the seat of parliament, when Minister of Education Emmanuel Fabiano was giving information on selection of students to secondary school.
The Minister indicted that about 40 percent of students in the North Malawi have been selected to schools.
However, Mzomera Ngwira stood up to challenge the Minister, saying the figures were not true.
North Malawi has been accusing the ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) for rolling education genocide for the region.
Ngwira vehemently rejected the figures that Minister of Education was presenting.
But deputy speaker gagged Ngwira and told him to take his seat and not to contribute.
Ngwira kept standing and refused to sit.
When the deputy speaker insisted that Ngwira could not speak, PP MPs gave s shouting support to Ngwira.
Chiwaya ordered Ngwira out of parliament an asked the Sergeant-at-arms o evict the Mzimba Hora member.
Then seven members of PP walked out in disgust over the deputy speaker’s conduct.
Chiwaya said Ngwira has been suspended for two days.
PP parliamentary chief whip Ralph Jooma pleaded with the deputy speaker to “pardon” Ngwira.
Meanwhile, Chiwaya asked the Minister of Education to come up with ministerial statement.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :