LOBAMBA:Mduduzi Bacede Mabuza, the Hosea Member of Parliament (MP) has registered a motion with Speaker Petros Mavimbela that seeks to, through the Elections and Boundaries Commission (EBC) force Justice Minister Pholile Dlamini-Shakantu to disqualify Lobamba Lomdzala MP Marwick Khumalo.
“To move that the Hon Minister of Justice and Constitutional Affairs through the Elections and Boundaries Commission (EBC)disqualifies Hon Member of Lobamba Lomdzala Inkhundla on grounds set out hereinunder. Section 96 and 97 of the Constitution Act No.001 of 2005 provides the mandatory qualification to stand for elections of Members of Parliament and disqualification for such. Among the qualification imposed under any law in force on Eswatini relating to general elections. This is in the spirit of Section 97(1)(e). The Elections Act No.10 of 2013 is the law contemplated by Section 97(1)(c) of the Constitution. Section 88 of the Elections Act applies to the Hon Member in that he was charged with offence mentioned under the Prevention of Corruption Act No 03 of 2006” read the motion without notice.
The matter is highly expected to dominate Parliament debates as the mover MP Mabuza enjoys massive support and influence in Parliament. The motion was seconded by Maseyisini MP Mduduzi ‘Small Joe’ Dlamini who once demanded answers from the Attorney General Sifiso Khumalo over the matter.
MP Marwick Khumalo