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Mliswa “happy” to be out of Parliament

by BustopTV

By Trevor Makonyonga

OUTSPOKEN Norton Member of Parliament, Temba Mliswa has said that he is happy to be suspended off parliament for six sittings as punishment for continuously interjecting other legislators.

Speaking to Bustop TV, Mliswa ridiculed the August house calling it a circus.

Mliswa also questioned the importance of one of the three estates of government when they are “underpaid” and “under deliver”.

“I can’t attend Parliament for the next so sittings. What are we doing in Parliament? The constituency is more important than the Parliament. We are underpaid, we under deliver, the ministers don’t come. It is just a circus. So I am just happy that I’m not involved in the circus anymore. There is more to do in representing people. I am going to give people rice at the moment. Parliament doesn’t give food to the people.”

Temba Mliswa was on Wednesday banned from six Parliamentary sittings. The ban was imposed by the Speaker of the House of Assembly, Jacob Mudenda for what he called disorderly conduct in the Chamber.

Mliswa was said to have repeated interjections which in turn “disrupted the business of the House.”

This is the first time advocate Mudenda has invoked the newly approved measures in the Standing Orders which were adopted by Parliament a fortnight ago allowing a presiding officer to prevent a legislator from attending sittings for a prescribed period.

Meanwhile, Mliswa’s rice distribution programme saw him give people in Norton Wards 7, 10, 8 and 6 yesterday afternoon.

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