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Clarity on DA subject for Debate

28 November 2017

The Office of the ANC Chief Whip has noted the unfortunate public utterances by five ANC MPs accusing the ANC Chief Whip, comrade Jackson Mthembu of having colluded with the Democratic Alliance (DA) to table today's subject for discussion in the National Assembly.

Through its conventions and practices, Parliament has overtime established a rotational basis within which political parties introduce motions for debate in the National Assembly. Today is the DA's turn for such a motion for debate. The DA's Subject for Discussion for today's sitting is - "The Scourge of State Capture: Parliament's duty to investigate and hold the Executive to account."

The insinuation that the majority party in parliament can direct the opposition what their motions for debate ought to be, and vice versa; is not only malicious, but also very dangerous to the functioning of a healthy multi-party democratic parliament.

The ANC Chief Whip has escalated the unfortunate and defamatory utterances of these MPs to the ANC.

Issued by the Office of the ANC Chief Whip

Enquiries:
Nonceba Mhlauli
Spokesperson
0726233462

     
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