Thandi Modise cracks the whip in parliament over 'hands-off' ministers

Thandi Modise cracks the whip in parliament over 'hands-off' ministers

17.7.2019

Thandi Modise cracks the whip in parliament over 'hands-off' ministers

National Assembly speaker Thandi Modise has spoken out against the 'temptation' for ministers to be 'hands-off and ear-off' in the management of public funds, saying this would receive particular attention in the new parliament.

Turning to the protracted disciplinary hearing against Gengezi Mgidlana, the secretary to parliament who has been on special leave since June 2017, Modise said she was confident the matter would reach a conclusion soon.

DA chief whip John Steenhuisen, also came out in favour of a strengthened ethics committee in the new parliament, saying the previous one co-chaired by ANC MP Amos Masondo and Omie Singh was a flop.

"I sincerely hope, speaker, that this committee and its activities will be receiving much more attention from the presiding officers, and you particularly, as you are tasked by our rules with upholding the values, ethos and image of this."

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Thandi Modise cracks the whip in parliament over 'hands-off' ministersNational Assembly speaker Thandi Modise has spoken out against the 'temptation' for ministers to be 'hands-off and ear-off' in the management of public funds, saying this would receive particular attention in the new parliament.

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