UPND MPs taking the ‘walk of shame’ out of Parliament after the suspension was announced

Fifty three UPND parliamentarians that shunned President Edgar Lungu’s address on March 17, 2017 will know their fate on January 22 when the Constitutional Court rules on the matter.

Richard Mumba petitioned the court, seeking a declaration that Garry Nkombo and 51 others contravened articles 72 (2)(c) and 261 of the code of ethics, articles 260 oath of office and section 19 (e), acts of intentional disrespect to the President and proceedings of the National Assembly when they shunned President Lungu’s address on March 17, 2017.

However, from the 53 MP’s who were sued the court removed nine from the proceedings because they had been excused by the Speaker of the National Assembly as they were attending to other duties.

Justice Enoch Mulembe has set January 22 as the date for delivery of judgment following the closure of the matter.

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