Lusambo’s slapping of Kambwili uncalled for
Dear Editor, Copperbelt Minister and Kabushi lawmaker, Bowman Lusambo slapped and punched Roan Patriotic Front Member of Parliament, Mr. Chishimba Kambwili on Tuesday October 2, 2017 at National Assembly.
This was in full view of other lawmakers and people on the premises. It was reported that Mr Lusambo beat Mr. Kambwili because the latter is on record of calling President Edgar Lungu and some Patriotic Front Ministers and lawmakers as corrupt individuals who have amassed so much wealth within a short period of time they have served in Government.
Mr. Kambwili never retaliated as he was at the receiving end as Mr Lusambo unleashed punches on him much to the annoyance and disappointment of the onlookers.
If the above was not good enough, Mandevu lawmaker, Jean Kapata reportedly poured water on Mr. Kambwili.
The action by Mr Lusambo, in my view, is uncalled for because it is against parliamentary etiquette on how the honourable Members of Parliament should conduct themselves. Fighting, let alone beating your fellow lawmaker is not allowed as a matter of fact.
This is because such an act brings the name of the honourable house into disrepute.
In view of the aforesaid, I feel that Mr Lusambo should be disciplined by Speaker of the National Assembly, Dr. Patrick Matibini and the appointing authority, President Lungu. Honourable members of the august House should conduct themselves in an exemplary manner and failure to do so, the disciplinary action must be meted out against the erring Members of Parliament.
Mr Lusambo should realise that he is the Minister who should conduct himself in an honourable manner.