Lusambo’s slap­ping of Kamb­wili un­called for

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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.

Mr Kamb­wili

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