Vice President Guy Scott and Justice Minister Wynter Kabimba in a moment of frustration revealed how much premium they placed on allowances when they focused on allowances rather than the constitution after opposition Members of Parliament forced a premature adjournment of the house demanding a new constitution.
After the adjournment Scott and Kabimba chose to mourn about conduct of opposition MPs who they accused of fraud and employing unconventional methods to press for a new constitution.
“They are clearing engaging in fraud. They are defrauding the Zambians they are supposed to be representing. They come here and stand outside and allow their questions to lapse but they are busy getting salaries from this House. This is fraud,” Scot said.
And Kabimba who has made it his political disposition to always attack UPND leader Hakainde Hichilema reduced his argument to Hichilema having never been a parliamentarian.
“It is highly regrettable that the Honourable men and women have are following instructions from a man who has never been to this House as MP. They are supposed to be listening to the people who sent them here and not Mr Hakainde,” Kabimba said.
Kabimba sparked the protests last Thursday when he presented a vague ministerial statement about the constitution that opposition MPs disapproved of.