Speaker Matibini should punish Lusambo, Kapata for clobbering Kambwili-Kintu

United Party for National Development(UPND)  Solwezi East  Member of Parliament, Leaky Kintu says  Speaker of the National Assembly Patrick Matibini should use the precedence set by his predecessor  Amusaa Mwanamwamba to  suspend then Munali Member of Parliament Mumbi Phiri and her Kawambwa Constituency counterpart Elizabeth Chitika Mulobeka for fighting at the august house  to deal with PF Ministers Bowman Lusambo and Jean Kapata who clobbered Chishimba Kambwili at Parliament building yesterday.

Kintu says the thuggery behavior exhibited by  Copperbelt Minister and Lands Minister Bowman Lusambo and Jean Kapata respectively was uncalled for.

Giving a point of order in Parliament yesterday, Kambwili disclosed that he was slapped twice by Lusambo who is Copperbelt Minister.

As though that was not enough, Kapata who is Lands Minister poured a full bottle of water on him for calling her a thief.

Kambwili has since reported the duo to police for assault.

When reached for a comment, Kintu said the behavior of the two PF Ministers was dishonorable.

He said serious punishment must be meted on the two MPs to deter would be offenders.

Kintu said if Speaker Patrick Matibini suspended  UPND  Members of Parliament for innocently expressing their democratic rights of walking out on the President in Parliament, there is no way that Lusambo and Kapata should escape his wrath.

“We(UPND) Members of Parliament) were suspended for one month for no apparent offence. As far as we are concerned, we were expressing our displeasure over certain things that are not right in our country. Coming to the issue of what happened at parliament yesterday, I think the Speaker should do the right thing…since the precedence was set by former Speaker of National Assembly Amusaa Mwanamwamba when he suspended Elizabeth Chitika and  Mumbi Phiri for fighting in the Parliament premises, Dr Matibini must punish  Kapata and Lusambo for exhibiting thuggery behavior  in Parliament. Their act was dishonorable,” Kintu said.

The PF propaganda is carrying a story, quoting unnamed witnesses that  Kambwili  is the one who provoked the fight.

But Kintu, who was present at Parliament  during  the wrangle said Kambwili did nothing wrong to either Lusambo or Kapata.

” As far as we are concerned, Kambwili did nothing wrong. He did not provoke the fight. He is a victim of physical and emotional abuse by PF Ministers” the Solwezi East MP  clarified.

Kintu has since advised the PF not to go physical on Kambwili following his corruption allegations.


” The best they can do is to respond to the issues he is raising, better still, they can  take him to court so that they clear their names instead of beating him or sending small boys to attack his character,” he said.