YOU WILL NOT BE PAID : ROWDY MDC MPs WARNED

MPs who turn rowdy in Parliament will not be paid allowances, according to the Speaker, Jacob Mudenda.

He said Parliament was reviewing the standing rules and orders to make them strict. MDC MPs were recently thrown out of Parliament after they refused to stand up for President Mnangagwa.

“We are reviewing our standing rules and orders to make them very stringent so that in future that type of behaviour (is dealt with),” Adv Mudenda said.

“We will invoke very strong censure as what our colleagues have done in Zambia and we shall follow suit and make sure that the standing rules and orders are very tight as far as the expected behaviour of the honourable members.”

“In Zambia, they have revised their standing rules and orders. For example, when after the elections in 2016 members of the opposition walked out on the President just before he would give his State of the Nation Address, using the revised standing rules and orders the Speaker of the National Assembly in Zambia censured the opposition members by indicating that they would not attend Parliament and would lose their salary for a month.”

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