The Movement for Democratic Change today suspended deputy treasurer- general Elton Mangoma for ignoring the directive from the national executive not to discuss party business through the press and fanning factionalism within the party.
Members of Parliament want to investigate the role of the Office of the President and Cabinet in the processing of board appointments in State Enterprises and local authorities.
The Speaker of Parliament Jacob Mudenda today ruled that no member shall be allowed to make unsubstantiated allegations against other members and officers of Parliament or members of the public except by way of a substantive and clearly formulated motion with immediate effect.
Government today pre-empted parliament by announcing a new policy under which boards and chief executives for state enterprises will be appointed.
Parliament today sat for only 45 minutes and had to adjourn because there was no water at Parliament building.
Former Finance Minister and Movement for Democratic Change secretary-general Tendai Biti has been caught offside.