Thu. Nov 21st, 2019

ANC unveils Parliament committee chairperson nominees

anc caucus parliamentary committee chairperson nomineesSo, not much has changed then.

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The ANC, led by secretary-general Ace Magashule and Chief Whip, Pemmy Majodina, unveiled the Parliament committee chairperson nominees as well as those of the National Council of Provinces (NCOP).

Magashule explained that the rigorous process of selecting competent leaders to hold the Executive accountable was no simple task.

He further stated that after much consideration, the ANC caucus was satisfied with its selection of capable leaders whose duty is to bolster “the constitutional role of Parliament to conduct effective oversight over the Executive in the interest of the people of South Africa.”.

Who are the ANC Parliamentary committee chairperson nominees?

With all of that said, this is the ruling party’s submission of chairperson nominees as well as the Chief Whips of each Parliamentary committee.

Interestingly, controversial figures such as Faith Muthambi and Supra Mahumapelo have retained prominent positions in the part.

Mahumapelo, who abandoned his right to reclaim his position as the North West Premier (a position permanently held by Job Mokgoro), has been shifted to lead the Parliamentary committee of Tourism.

This drew ire from opposition parties, including the DA’s John Steenhuisen who described the controversial candidacy list as the ANC showing “a complete disregard for the people of South Africa.”

“Supra Mahumapelo, a Gupta acolyte who was basically chased out of the North West province has now been slated for the Tourism committee. Faith Muthambi, who helped to run the SABC into the ground is now about to be put in charge of oversight over municipalities.

“Other strong Zupta allies alleged to have played instrumental roles in the capturing of the state, such as Mosebenzi Zwane and Bongani Bongo, are now in prime position to help capture Parliament,” he noted in a statement.

Steenhuisen further went on to state that the list is a display of Magashule and his faction’s clear intent to hamper Ramaphosa’s attempts to forge a new dawn.

“Without rigorous and vigilant portfolio committees, Parliament’s work is hamstrung. The 6th Parliament cannot afford to fall into the same rubber-stamp role as the 4th and 5th Parliaments, which were rightly criticised by Deputy Chief Justice Raymond Zondo at the Commission of Enquiry into State Capture as failing in their constitutional duty of holding the executive to account,” the DA’s Chief Whip warned.

These are the nominees in the NCOP:

“We are expressly confident that the men and women we are announcing today for the positions of Chairpersons and Whips will steer Parliament on the correct path to fully achieve this gigantic task,” Magashule stated.

In ensuring proper guidance for the ruling party in Parliament, the ANC appointed leaders to head up the ANC Caucus Political Committee

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