Rumours of assassination plots in parliament

Last week the Minister of Presidential Affairs and Public Administration Eric Molale shocked the country by proclaiming that unles security at Parliament is tightened, Members of Parliament (MP) are under the eminent threat of assassination.

If it was a ploy to get Parliament to accede to his demand for a security upgrade at Parliament, then Molale’s security report did not achieve the intended mission. Instead, it left everyone in a panic.

This trick seems to have backfired if the reaction it attracted is anything to go by. First of all, security, and tight security for that matter, at Parliament should not be negotiable: We need our MPs, Ministers, and everyone  else who attends Parliament to be safe at all times and not be vulnerable to any physical harm.

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