Court blocks Katsonga’s suspension

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Mwanza Central Member of Parliament (MP) Davis Katsonga has obtained a court injunction challenging the decision to suspend him from attending parliamentary meetings for breaching dress code.

The MP who was reported to have put on a Ngoni headgear in Parliament forced second deputy speaker Clement Chiwaya to suspend him from appearing in the chamber for seven days.

Davis Katsonga

Katsonga : Stands against his suspension from parliament.

The suspension followed warnings from Chiwaya who ruled that he was sending out Katsonga for breaching Standing Order 104.

However, Katsonga has challenged the decision through an injunction obtained on Friday.

Court documents show that the decision to have him suspended needs review.

Meanwhile, a cultural grouping has backed Katsonga arguing he was showing Malawian identity in the chamber.

Dressing Standing Order 104 allows only women to put on a headgear in the national assembly.

 

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  1. A Katsonga-wanso nd’amaboza opoila. Monga iwo sangaganize kuti aphunzila sukulu yawo kuyambila ku primary, ku secondary mpaka ku college palibe tsiku ndilimodzi lomwe limene anavala zovala zachikhalidwe ngati chipewa avalacho n’kukalowa mkalasi? Anakanika kuvala zachikhalidwe paukwati wawo nde akavale ku parliament? Akufuna zoyesana munthuyu…

  2. Enanu mukamati ma suit tikukopela azungu tizipanga zathu zachilokolo mukutanthauzanji popeza ku Parliament kuli anthu a zikhalidwe zosiyana.
    Angoni avale zawo
    Alomwe avale zawo
    Achewa achina Makanja avale zawo
    Parliament sizaoneka ngati Game Reserve?
    Ndiye tiyenitu tileke chilichonse chimene chinabwera ndi azungu tione ngati dziko mungalimve kukoma.
    Ndale, phone, galimoto, tv stations, radio stations, phones, school, hospitals etc
    Zonsezi ndi zokopela zinaza ndi azungu zitayima dziko mulimva kukoma?

  3. Hon. Katsonga, kindly wait until the British Queen comes to change our “Dress Code” cos we are a Nation with no Identity yet. I know that if I asked the Honourable Speaker to identify a Nigerian anywhere in the World, he’d not need to ask but, he’d not with a Malawian here at home & even worse elsewhere cos when in the UK we pretend we are British, same in the US, France etc….

  4. Very sad indeed that the only contribution you can make in parliament is your dressing instead of contributing things of national importance. Ku mwanza kumene mukuchokela komvetsa chisoni. Why can’t you contribute like mkandawire nkhani za ma passport. Typical of MPs from government side useless

  5. Ngwakufuntha uyo mkuti katsonga I wonder what his family members feel if they look at him that’s real imbecile no doubts & he’s just bringing the shame to his constituency people they’re regretting now it’s like they voted for galu wachiwewe

  6. if we are to put on our cultural attire any where it is stupid coz in parliament there are different cultures. and what about teachers? if they follow suit, malawi will be on a mess. respect laws. do your culture where appropriate.

  7. This is a useless injunction, why is it educated people are becoming more ignorant each passing day, if your standing orders require discipline, why challenge them.

  8. l think in every situations there is a dressing code ie Mulakho wa a Lomwe,uthetho wa a ngoni Kulamba ceremony uku ndiye kumalo tiyenera kuvala izi,tiyeni tivale modzilemekeza malinga ndi malo komaso nthawi yake inu olemekezeka kunali bwino kungopanga move motion yoti mwina musinthe dressing code ya ku Parliament kwanuko koma apa you have just show how foul you are by testing the depth of a river with both legs,musapange dala zoyesa malamulo kuti ati chani chikhalilenicho munapanga nokha,kapena ndi zomwe anthu aku constituency kwatumani? musatiyese dala penapake olemekezeka mwamva

  9. Zachambazi what will his traditional dressing contribute to his Constituency ? Instead of passing bills and making laws that will benefit the common people he is busy fighting for culture which every Malawian is practicing in their homes.

    • The traditional dress is just raw not processed nor having passed standards and could be dangerous to fellow honourbles. Who knows if these unprocessed remains of animals carry some harmful germs?

  10. Anthu alindi chiyembekezo kuti mukawanenera mavuto a mmadera awo inu Mr Katsonga muli busy ndi
    zaziiii zopanda Michele
    Choncho 2019 muziyembekeza anthu omwewo akuvoteleni

  11. Ine kukhalanso MP naneso nditha kuvala silipazi ndi kabudula koma enanu valaniso zachikhalidwe chanu azimayi zimabere panja akakuthamangisani pitani ku Court basi iyaaa aliyense akayambe zimenezo ikhalanso nyumba ya malamulo fotseki tili ndizikhalidwe zingati m’Malawi zausilu basi

  12. Kodi mesa odachita kugwirizana kut mavalidwe azikhala a suit nde lero wina wapenga mukufuna amalawi onse aprngeso chifukwa cha munthu mmodzi kod ku school amatphuzisa kavalidwe kotani

  13. Katsonga has just wasted his money for usless thing ….why not movie a motion in the same house he is a member in order to change dressing code

  14. mukayamba zimenezo zoti aliyense kupaliyament atha kuvala kapena kubweretsa za chikhalidwe chake nafenso alomwe tidzibwera titabereka njoka kunsana coz nafe mchikhalidwe chathu

  15. Musiyenso kulankhula chingerezi …anzanu pa TZ apa amalankhula chilankhulo chawo, sizimathandauza kuti sanapite ku school.

    • Za zii mukukambilina apazi. Bwanji osangovomeleza kulephera kwathu. chilichose chomwe chimatithangata m’mowo wathu wa tsiku ndi tsiku mchochita kukopera kwa azungu. Atalamula kuti muyambe kumagwilitsa ntchito zinthu za chi lokolo zokhazokha mdani zingamusangalatse?

    • Tisayambe lero kuwanyoza anthu omwe adatitsuka m’maso zaka zapitazo. Azungu ndi anthu achikondi kwambiri. Ngakhale adathamangitsidwa amathandizabe kuthandiza dziko lino poti amadziwa kuti tilibe kolowera.

    • Inetu sindikunyoza mzungu koma ndimati anzathu amalankhula chilankhulo chawo mnyumba yamalamulo nafe sitingayambe?

  16. Those laws were created by britain out of hate and racism, its really sad that we are using the same laws that our oppressors used to oppress us. This is self hate.

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