Speaker of the National Assembly Advocate Jacob Mudenda yesterday said Parliament was reviewing the standing rules and orders to make them strict.
This comes after MDC Alliance parliamentarians failed to stand up when President Mnangagwa entered just before the 2019 Budget presentation by Finance and Economic Development Minister Mthuli Ncube last week. He said they want to adopt rules similar to those in Zambia. Mudenda wants legislators to be barred from Parliament and have their allowances withdrawn for a specific period when the rules come into effect. Said Mudenda:
In Zambia, they have revised their standing rules and orders. For example, when after the elections in 2016 members of the opposition walked out on the President just before he would give his State of the Nation Address, using the revised standing rules and orders the Speaker of the National Assembly in Zambia censured the opposition members by indicating that they would not attend Parliament and would lose their salary for a month.
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