Speaker of the National Assembly Dr Patrick Matibini has suspended Lusaka Province Minister Bowman Lusambo from the House for 30 days.

This is after he was found guilty of slapping his Roan counterpart Chishimba Kambwili within the vicinity of Parliament.

Meanwhile, Speaker Matibini decided to suspend Lands Minister Jean Kapata for seven days for pouring water on Kambwili.

He said he exercised leniency because Kapata had reconciled with Kambwili.

But when he put the question to a vote, PF MPs protected her by voting against it in a secret ballot.

More details later.