Rude MPLs slammed again

2014-03-06 00:00

PUBLIC representatives in KwaZulu-Natal were yesterday berated for their unparliamentary conduct at the sitting of the house over the past two days.

Speaker Lydia Johnson could not hide her disappointment at how MPLs behaved themselves at yesterday’s proceedings, when Premier Senzo Mchunu delivered his state of the province address.

“[This happened] in the presence of our community and invited guests who had behaved so well throughout, but we as leaders have no leadership. Even right now some members are still talking,” she said.

She said similar behaviour had been displayed when King Zwelithini addressed the opening of the legislature on Tuesday and that public representatives knew that what they had done unacceptable.

Zwelithini was forced to veer off his written speech when some people chatted as he delivered his address, denouncing political violence.

Prior to her lashing out at the public representatives, Johnson had repeatedly asked them to stop clapping when Mchunu finished delivering his address.

However, Johnson praised the members of the public and thanked guests for their good behaviour during his address.

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