MP Temba Mliswa has mocked female MPs who refused to tour Zisco yesterday after a row saying their action could be a result of hormonal problems.

“As a committee, we are united, but I wouldn’t know why they (female MPs) did not attend, you know we are at that period of the month where most women might not be comfortable to do some activities because of hormonal issues," he told the Chronicle.

Mliswa had been angered when he arrived late and found MPs already in a meeting with Zisco management. He blew his top. “Why, why are you addressing the meeting in my absence. “I have been here early in the morning and you indicated that you were stuck somewhere and I have been waiting for you.

“Now that you have come, no one informs me and you proceed with the meeting without my presence as the chair. Is this what leadership entails?” He then stormed off. He was then persuaded to return but female legislators snubbed the meeting and remained in the bus in protest at Mliswa’s conduct.