Chief Mumbi condemns Siliya’s ‘insulting’ gesture

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——–Chief Mumbi of the Nsenga People in Petauke district has condemned Petauke Central Member of Parliament (MP) Dora Siliya’s insulting gesture in Parliament against MPs who remained to debate a motion on the lifting of former President Rupiah Banda’s immunity.

Chief Mumbi said at his palace that the action by the Parliamentarian was uncalled for and advised her to be sombre minded and concentrate on representing the people.

The traditional leader said Parliament was the highest body which made laws hence it was un-Parliamentary for the MPto have conducted herself in that fashion.

Chief Mumbi said he would leave it to Parliament to prescribe punishment to be meted out to Ms Siliya for her behaviour.

The chief also welcomed the removal of Mr Banda’s immunity, adding that it will give the former President the opportunity to clear his name and suspicion surrounding the alleged corrupt activities during his tenure.

Chief Mumbi said the lifting of immunity from the former President was what he described as giving the people what they wanted.

And headmen Chiwamila, Chiponya and Kolwe said their MP’s insulting gesture was regrettable and asked her to ask for forgiveness from the people of Zambia.

They said Ms Siliya should repent and learn to work in harmony as insulting other people with divergent views was not a solution.