After consultation with the Attorney General, Thabo Chakaka Nyirenda, the National Assembly has settled for leader of opposition Kondwani Nankhumwa’s appointed Chief Whip Julius Mwase.
Speaker of the National Assembly Catherine Gotani Hara has confirmed in an interview with Nation Online.
The legal opinion from the Attorney General follows a misunderstanding in the morning where two Chief whips from the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP), Mwase and Vuwa Kaunda both showed up for the Business Committee meeting.
With this direction, only Mwase attended the business meeting this afternoon at the Parliament building which has just ended.
The speaker has expressed concern with the continued leadership wrangle in the DPP saying it is derailing parliamentary business.-( Story Credit: Suzgo Chitete, Nation Publications)