MP Malango wants Suleiman impeached as agriculture committee chairperson in parliament

By Chisomo Phiri

Malawi Congress Party (MCP) Member of Parliament(MP) for Dedza Central East on Thursday asked  the Speaker of Parliament, Catherine Gotani Hara to allow him raise a motion that allow Members of Parliament(MPs) impeach Chairperson for the Parliamentary Committee on Agriculture, Sameer Suleman saying he does not present good characters.

Malango’s remarks follow  incident that unfolded in the August house on Wednesday afternoon where Suleman was involved in a physical altercation with Zomba Chisi legislator Mark Bottoman..


‘Madam Speaker, I am rising on a point of order to raise a concern about the conduct of the Agriculture Committee Chair who is not a stranger to violence in this house. Honestly, his conduct does not reflect well with the position he holds as Chairperson of the Agriculture Committee of Parliament as such I beg to move that Parliament should act by removing him as Chairperson of this influential committee of parliament,”said Malango.

But in her response, Gotani Hara told Malango to follow all relevant parliamentary standing orders that legislators follow when they want to move a motion in the August House.

“Honourable member you know this is a house governed by relevant standing orders as such I would advise you to follow the relevant standing orders,” said Gotani Hara.

This is not the first time that Suleman has been involved in controversies within the parliament chambers as during the current session of Parliament he has been sent out of the house more than three times.