Chombo tries to stop bill

The Urban Councils Amendment Bill, a private member’s bill introduced by Hon Matimba of MDC-T. It seeks to make major cuts in the powers given to the Minister of Local Government, Ignatius Chombo, by the Urban Councils Act. Progress may be delayed by a court application lodged last week by Chombo for an interdict prohibiting Parliament from considering the Bill.


It remains to be seen how Justice Bere’s recent ruling on the sub judice rule will be interpreted by the Speaker in this case, and whether the Speaker will stop debate on this Bill pending determination of the court application.

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