The Popular Democratic Movement’s young and vibrant parliamentarian, Vipuakuje Muharukua, is not yet done with the deputy speaker of parliament after a widely publicised video in which he rattled parliament and exclusively speaking to The Villager, he fired more shots saying the speaker is biased.
Muharukua instantly became a social media celebrity when he refused to buckle down to pressure from the deputy speaker of parliament who has to adjourn parliament because he was pointing fingers at the deputy speaker.
He has exonerated himself by saying his fingers were not pointing at anyone but up and that even if he had pointed at her, there was no regulation that stopped him from doing so.
The parliamentarian said the moment that he was making was that corruption is the reason why there is so much rural-urban migration.
“I highlighted an example of a possible corrupt activity that could relate to this. When I did this, three ruling party members rose on a point of order, which is unheard of. One members should stand at one point.”
“So when I realised that this is happening, firstly the Honorable Sioka stood she explained that I am having personal issues with Nujoma, I said that is not the case, I am addressing a relevant issue.”
“The deputy speaker, I could see, wanted to side (with) Honorable Sioka but I satisfactorily explained to her that I am in the right. The only thing she could come up with is control your fingers and arms,” he narrated.
Muharukua said the speaker was moved by emotions to adjourn parliament and had to hunt for something bad in order to do so while failing to tell the other three law makes, including Attorney General Albert Kawana, to take their seats.
The politician who also al most got chucked out, Malema style via an arrest in the August House, told The Villager that when unfairness becomes the law it calls for self-help, which is what he did.
“I am an elected member of parliament as they are and I deserve the protection of the deputy speaker. What did I do wrong? She failed in her duty to control the house. It was not me who was out of control. It was the Swapo members, the cabinet members that were out of control,” he stressed.
He went on to say that the speaker feared to reign in on the members and so him a soft target, being from a minority party and a “young man as she put it”.
Muharukua, who says he is a person who is comfortable in his skin and respectful, said the act of the speaker did not affect him but denigrated the public office he holds.
“For the Honorable deputy speaker to say that, remove that man, who does he think he is, that is a denigration of that office that I hold, and I thinks he will withdraw that,” he added.
He said for the past three years, the speaker has been biased: “It is a battered woman syndrome if you are familiar with those terms where the speaker seriously abuses members of the opposition. The speaker of the National Assembly has made parliament weak and worthless,” he said referring to professor Peter Katjavivi.
The Villager could not reach he deputy speaker until the time of publication to get her side of the story.