BY VENERANDA LANGA
THE Parliamentary Legal Committee (PLC) yesterday passed an adverse report on the Maintenance of Peace and Order Bill (MOPA), which means that the Bill currently has provisions that are ultra vires (violate) the Constitution.
Deputy Speaker of the National Assembly Tsitsi Gezi made the announcement in the National Assembly that MOPA did not pass the constitutionality test when it was scrutinised by the PLC.
“I wish to inform the House that there is an adverse report from the PLC on MOPA,” Gezi said, which now means that the provisions that violate the Constitution in the Bill need to be addressed before the Bill goes to the second reading stage. The House can also reject the adverse report from the PLC and pass the Bill
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