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.

4 days ago "We appeal to the committee to consider the matters that were not finalised in the fifth parliament with a view to make a determination on their processing. What should concern the committee is to maintain and preserve the integrity of parliament. This we hope will be done as quickly as possible so that any member whose matters have not been concluded can find relief." 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. "The disciplinary hearing of the secretary to parliament is ongoing, the dates for the hearing are scheduled for the end of July to finish the evidence and early August for closing submissions. We, honourable members, are with you on this one, we're tired, it has dragged on but we can't interfere for fear of messing up the DC and creating a situation which might find us on the left foot." 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. "The ethics committee of the fifth parliament was a complete and utter failure. It was feebly chaired by co-chairs who couldn't run a bath, let alone a committee, and as a result members who have severely compromised the integrity of this institution were allowed to get away with the worst type of behaviour imaginable," said Steenhuisen. "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." MORE Read more: Times LIVE

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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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