Bukooli county Member of parliament who doubles as a parliamentary commissioner says the only way Zaake can be excused is by making an apology to the person of the speaker and the ruling NRM party at large.
Silwany says he was gutted when he encountered the social media post published by Zaake in which he launched an artillery of insults on the Deputy Speaker Anita Annet Among. Silwany says Zaake did not have to lose his cool publicly but rather he would have engaged the speaker privately to express his displeasure with her mockery remarks that ridiculed him as a torture victim.
“If I were Zaake, I would step aside for the committee to conclude investigations,” Silwany said. “We need decency in everything we do. If I was Zaake, I would come out and apologize. Being remorseful solves many things. As per what Zaake said, he doesn’t deserve to be on any committee of parliament or even parliament itself,” he added.
Meanwhile, the NUP Deputy spokesperson Alex Waiswa Mufumbiro says if there is any law Zaake breached when he came out to defend himself from the Speaker’s mockery and bullying, then the courts of law are available to deliver justice.
“If Zaake insulted the Deputy speaker, let him be taken to court. He didn’t do this in parliament,” reiterates Mufumbiro.