Luanda – The National Assembly (Angolan Parliament) passed Thursday in Luanda a resolution that recommends a disciplinary action against outspoken MP Augusto Pedro Makuta Nkondo, with main opposition UNITA party, after he uttered inappropriate language offending the dignity and good name of the president of the Republic.
The said MP is alleged to repeatedly use terms that offend the honour, reputation and good name of the president of the Republic, during the 12th plenary session of the Parliament Thursday that went under the chair of speaker António Paulo Kassoma.
The resolution considers that the MPs in their capacity as representatives of the people must abide by a conduct that strictly observes a number of ethical principles stemming from their mandate and preserve the good name and image of the institution.
Therefore, the house strongly condemns the reiterated use of a language that offends the honour, reputation and good name of the president of the Republic, which is condemnable in terms of the Parliament Code of Conduct.
The attitude of the MP was even rejected by the head of UNITA’s parliamentary bench, Raul Danda, who said MPs are supposed to treat the official entities with respect.
"We have rights and freedoms, but we must understand that there are limits. We must learn to treat people urbanely,” said the whip.
According to him, MP Makuta NKondo has been making utterances that do not engage the party.
In his turn, the head of the ruling MPLA bench, Virgílio de Fontes Pereira, also condemned the UNITA’s colleague saying he should be punished in line with the Parliamentary Code of Ethics.