Bonga accepts fist-fight challenge

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The National,Friday20January 2012

NAWAE MP Timothy Bonga yesterday accepted a challenge by Kerowagi MP and Defence Minister Guma Wau to a fight.
“I will fight him,” Bonga said.
“I will fight him outside parliament any time any day.”
The two men, both towering six-footers, got into a heated exchange on Wednesday when the speaker refused to recognise Grand Chief Sir Michael Somare and ordered him from the chamber of parliament.
As the Somare faction walked up to the speaker’s chair to present a petition to take their rightful place on the government benches as the court-reinstated government, Wau shouted at Bonga: “You are a criminal.”
He threatened to come out and fight Bonga but was restrained by other MPs.
“He is the criminal,” Bonga said yesterday.
“He has criminal charges against him, not me. He has been charged with trying to murder a man.
“But I am not afraid of him. If it is a fight he wants, I will fight him any time outside of parliament.”