1 October 2008
Robert Magongo rules Nkwene MP out of order
By Sisho Magagula
EVEN before they get into the august chamber to commence business, some of the recently elected Members of Parliament have ruled one another “out of order”.
MP under Motjane Inkhundla, Robert Magongo has ruled Nkwene MP Aaron Dladla and Hlane MP Mduduzi Magagula out of order for suggesting that Walter Bennett and Mfomfo Nkambule should be considered for Senate seats.
The two MPs suggested that Bennett is crucial for his “corruption buster” status whilst Nkambule would come in handy in cracking the whip on government on behalf of the people.
“This is wrong. The MPs are out of order. Bennett is not proper to be a senator. Recently, he was at Mgungundlovu on a mission to de-campaign Hlobsile (Ndlovu) and Lutfo (Dlamini) when at the same time the King was honouring him with a medal at Hospital Hill through the Prime Minister. Such a person obviously does not deserve a seat in Senate,” said Magongo.
The football administrator turned pastor further disclosed that Mfomfo Nkambule should not be voted into Senate because of his political affiliations.
“Nkambule publicly declared that he is a member of a political party. Now, one of the duties of legislators is to protect the institution of the monarch. How is Mfomfo going to protect the monarchy when he in a political party?,” he said.
Nkambule said this is the opinion of Magongo and there is nothing he can do about it. “In politics you learn to respect other people’s opinions and if Magongo doesn’t know this, then we must welcome him to politics. I’m however honoured that some MPs recognise that I can make a commendable contribution if elected into senate,” he said.
Bennett was chairing council meeting when called last night.