MMD Mwandi MP, Michael Kaingu, has been suspended for two weeks from Parliament business following his tearing of the speech delivered by President Michael Sata when he officially opened Parliament last week.
Sources have told the Watchdog that the Standing Orders Committee of Parliamentary procedures and privileges suspended Dr. Kaingu, who is also one of the MMD vice-presidents.
Dr. Kaingu last week tore apart President Sata’s speech on the floor of the House and was immediately ejected from parliament.
But yesterday, he defended his actions saying he was protecting the dignity of the House and the President against demeaning and trivialising national policies.
President Sata’s speech was full was of off-cuff jokes through-out.