Sameer, Chimwendo thrown out of House: DPP lawmaker causes drama

Speaker of the Malawi National Assembly Catherine Gotani Hara on Thursday temporarily threw out Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) Member of Parliament for Blantyre City South West, Sameer Suleman for misconduct and also ordered Dowa East MP Richard Chimwendo Banda (Malawi Congress Party-MCP) out of the House for misconduct.

Suleman: Thrown out
Chimwendo Banda: Thrown Out

But there was total chaos when Suleman defied the Speaker’s order after she invoked Section 105  (3) of the Standing Orders on Sanction Against Disorderly Conduct which  says that if a member is named, the Speaker may direct that he or she be suspended from the National Assembly for two sitting days from the time of suspension.

Suleman even defied the defied the Sergeant-at-Arms and took off his jacket in protest to the order, forcing parliament to call for additional security to use force in evicting him.

This triggered total chaos in the House as heckling between the opposition and government members of Parliament (MPs) heightened, forcing Speaker to suspend the House.

Suleman has been ordered to return to the House after two-day suspension.

Suleman provoked the wrath of the Speaker when he stood on a point of order to contribute to a question  Lilongwe City South East legislator  Ulemu Msungama (MCP)( asked on what government planned to do with the 7 000 metric tonnes of maize that got rotten under the  wartch of State produce trader Admarc.

He said the Parliamentary Committee on Agriculutre and Irrigation  which he chairs had already addressed  the matter in its report and proceeded to provide recommendations made by his committee which thw Speaker found Suleman’s conduct disorderly.

DPP legislators demanded Speaker to  remove MCP’s Chimwendo Banda from House following his similar misconduct on Wednesday and also using Section 105 of the Standing Orders.

“The member from Dowa East has conceded that he did something wrong. The difference is that Standing Order 105 was not used. That is where the differene was and why the sergeant at arms did not come to take the member out  [of the House].

“Today [Thursday[, I did specifically order the member out. But since the member has conceded he did wrong, I, therefore, orer Dowa East to be suspended just like Blantyre City South East for two days,” said the Speaker.

Minister of Homeland Security Nicholas Dausi standing on a’ point of praise’ hailed Speaker for her objective discharging of her duties.

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Uyo
Uyo
1 year ago

A sammys. Kikikiki. You a still new in parliament. Behave youself. Do not act like those of us who have been here before. Zikupwteka mukapitilza khalidwe imeneyo. You behaved esactly like a brainless person. Remember you are addressed as honorable so behave honourably. Tawona anthu akunyoza akuti ndiwe obwela? Wina akuti alubino. Tayikani usaveji wanuwo Kumbali. Zikupweteka. Mvera ife. Olo reshuffo, bwana angafune nduna ndi tempa ngati imeneyo? Ndalila mizozi.

Mwinithako
Mwinithako
1 year ago

Milomo ya Richards Chimwendo Banda ngati mapapu ankhumba kkkk

Bob Phiri
Bob Phiri
1 year ago

Is Speaker portraying bias in handling members of parliament?

Zholashe 78morere
Zholashe 78morere
1 year ago

Our Parliamentarian Laws too weak and need amendment. Can this Albino defy Speakers Order???and Wobweranso Albino wake.

Top
Top
1 year ago

Who told you Sameer is an Indian you bunch of tribalistic fools. He is mixed. Sena origins. If you don’t know ask.

TRUTH
TRUTH
1 year ago

No news here, foolish reporter.

Eagles Eye
Eagles Eye
1 year ago

But we are in problem as Malawians. Imagine mmwenye wobwera uyu challenging our speaker? Shupit zedi!

Chakwera
Chakwera
1 year ago
Reply to  Eagles Eye

Just as TUMBUKA like yourself are doing to an elected government..

Joni
Joni
1 year ago
Reply to  Chakwera

You mean the illegal and thieving……..in our home country , we are a smart group, we do not accept thieves to govern us….long live Northern Region/Nyika Republic

Mr Truth Pains
1 year ago

Amwenye kudelera ndi parliament yomwe zoona? Kutitola a Malawi. We will start xenophobia on u Indians to go back to your 1.3Billion of people country.

U don’t have black person in Indian parliament so why Africans accepting these idiots to be parliamentarians in our Africa?

Poverty indeed rules, in 2024 expect Chinese as well to be in our parliament.

Our rules on these mwenyes should be , behave or else u jump.

Joloza
1 year ago
Reply to  Mr Truth Pains

Go to India Mr Truth pains and contest for a parliamentary seat so that you can become the first black person Indian Parliament.

Thats Me
Thats Me
1 year ago

In India and Pakistan they wouldn’t allow a black person hold a political office. Sameer or whatever they call him should be mindful of this simple fact. Sameer should be grateful that we have a hell lot of uneducated poor people who thinks that white is money.

Mwinithako
Mwinithako
1 year ago

Umhuu,Ife a Richard Chimwendo banda tidawadziwa pomwe ankagwira ku NGO ina yake yotchuka kuti ndia mwano kkkk And ndiodzimva

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