Mthembu praises CR’s first six months at helm

Afro Voice (Western Cape) - - Politics -

na­tion to com­mit a crim­i­nal act. I don’t think we should al­low Par­lia­ment to de­gen­er­ate into a plat­form where wrong acts can be called to hap­pen by those of us who sit in the house.”

Mthembu also dis­missed per­cep­tions the ANC was fol­low­ing the EFF’s agenda. “Did we re­ally fol­low the EFF? I would say ‘No’ we did not. What did the EFF want”? They wanted us to cre­ate a com­mit­tee to look at Sec­tion 25 of the Con­sti­tu­tion and change it and the ANC said ‘No’. I don’t know who was fol­low­ing who be­cause we did not fol­low the EFF.”

On calls by the DA for an in­quiry into the suit­abil­ity pub­lic pro­tec­tor Bu­sisiwe Mkhwe­bane for her job, Mthembu said the ANC would not go against the Act that had cre­ated her of­fice. “Any­one who wants to re­move pub­lic pro­tec­tor must prove the pub­lic pro­tec­tor is in­com­pe­tent and show through ev­i­dence she is un­able to run that of­fice.”

The ANC would sup­port any proven ev­i­dence that “the per­son we have here is just in­com­pe­tent but we must still prove that the per­son is in­com­pe­tent”.

On the past six months, he said: “The first the first half of this year in Par­lia­ment has been noth­ing but ex­tra­or­di­nary.”

The year be­gan with the elec­tion

Jack­son Mthembu

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