Members of Parliament (MPs) yesterday asked Speaker Richard Msowoya to explain if Parliament was right to allow a member to be taken to court while the meeting is underway.
Standing on a point of order, Ntchisi North MP Boniface Kadzamira asked: “Is it in order for the secretariat to allow a case to be filed against an honourable member when we are protected by Section 60 of the Constitution?”
Parliamentary proceedings were suspended for an hour last week, following a request by MPs to have the Business Committee discuss the way forward on the court order that Transglobe Limited issued to Parliamentary Committee on Agriculture and Irrigation chairperson Joseph Chidanti Malunga.
The case between Transglobe Export Produce and Malunga was expected to be heard last Friday, but Msowoya told the House that it was adjourned because the applicant approached Parliament with a view of exploring ways of resolving the matter amicably.
“The court, therefore, has set 22nd November 2017 at 10 am. The House will be informed of any further developments concerning this case,” he said.