Zambia’s opposition MMD vice president Michael Kaingu was Tuesday thrown out of Parliament after he shredded President Michael Sata’s opening speech to the House arguing it did not address serious issues.
Barely one week as MMD vice-president, could not hide his frustration when it came up for debate.
The former Community development minister was first to tackle the speech but brought it into pieces before laying it on the table for debate shocking fellow law makers.
Kaingu said President Sata did not address real issues but his actions were received with angry reactions from ruling party MPs and ministers.
PF members of Parliament felt insulted accusing Kaingu of disregarding presidential powers.
Deputy Chairperson of Committees Chifumu Banda stepped in to restore order sending Kaingu out of the house saying his action would be referred to the standing orders committee for determination.
“It is inappropriate for the member to tear the speech. What he should have done was to express his views in the rightful manner,” he said.
Banda, a seasoned lawyer and the only opposition but PF-aligned FDD member, also warned members against such behavior.