Dar es Salaam, Sept. 3 -- Heated debate emerged yesterday on whether the High Court should temporarily stop the Speaker of the National Assembly from swearing in Member of Parliament (MP)- elect for Singida East constituency Miraji Mtaturu during parliamentary proceedings for today.

Before Judge Sirilius Matupa, there were also lengthy arguments between lawyers of the respondents and that of the applicant on whether or not the court should grant leave to the ousted MP Tundu Lissu to institute prerogative orders against the Speaker and the Attorney General (AG).

The prerogative orders sought include that of Certiorari calling for the bringing up of the declaration made by the Speaker against Lissu, the applicant in the matter.

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