Drama at parliament as Chaponda sent out of business committee meeting

By Chisomo Phiri

There was drama at parliament building on Wednesday morning as
George Chaponda was sent out of the Business Committee meeting where both he and Kondwani Nankhumwa appeared to represent Leader of Opposition.

Speaker of the House Catherine Gottani Hara told the meeting that Chaponda has an injunction on his head, stopping him from being Leader of Opposition.

Gotani Hara, conceded that parliament is tied with the laws and that it follows what the laws spitulate.

However, the speaker allowed Chaponda’s whip Jappie Mhango to attend the meeting.

Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) appointed Chaponda as Leader of Opposition in Parliament after firing Kondwani Nankhumwa from the party.