Zaake Fumes as House Committee Pushes His Hearing, Demands an Apology

Mityana municipality legislator, Francis Zaake.

Mityana Municipality Member of Parliament (MP) Francis Zaake has expressed frustration over the late cancellation of his interface with legislators on the Parliament committee on Rules, Privileges and Discipline that is investigating his conduct.

Zaake was summoned by the committee to appear and respond to allegations of misconduct where he is accused of insulting and nearly beating Makerere University Vice Chancellor, Prof. Barnabas Nawangwe.

On November 9, Kadaga cautioned Zaake over poor conduct and committed him to the Rules, Privileges and Discipline Committee for investigations after he nearly assaulted Prof Nawangwe.

Nawangwe had appeared before the committee that was investigating the circumstances around the Makerere University Student’s strike against tuition hike.

After interfacing with Nawangwe on Tuesday, the Committee Chairperson, Clement Obote revealed they would be interfacing with Zaake to hear his side of the story.

When Zaake appeared before the committee on Wednesday, he was shocked to receive calls last minute that the meeting had been called off which angered him, demanding for the an apology from the committee.

Also Read: Prof Nawangwe: MP Zaake’s Actions Towards Me Were Too Disrespectful

“I think I deserve an apology from the committee, they wrote to me on 21st November. I had to call off my activities abroad, I had written to Parliament that I was going to be away on my personal health issues as you all know what happened to me,” Zaake said.

“I had to cancel the activities so that I return and attend to the committee; I am so disappointed that they have not been able to meet me so that I explain myself.”

The MP noted however that it is disappointing that Parliament would choose to debate Zaake and Nawangwe yet the university is still facing a lot of challenges.

“I regard all these allegations against me as baseless issues,” Zaake said.

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