Wednesday October 11
PARLIAMENT’S portfolio committee on justice and correctional Services would like to set the record straight regarding incorrect media reports.
The chairperson of the committee at no stage sided with certain members during a meeting to decide on the referral by the speaker.
Committee chairperson Dr Mathole Motshekga said that at the start of yesterday’s meeting he made a proposal to the committee as to how the matter could be dealt with.
He said due to the workload of the committee and it possibly being conflicted as the public protector report recommended in its remedial action that the committee chairperson should amend the Constitution to limit the powers of the South African Reserve Bank, he proposed the matter be referred to the speaker for an ad hoc committee to attend to the matter.
Motshekga said an ad hoc committee recommends the appointment of the public protector and
» » the ad hoc committee considers the removal of the public protector.
The matter was put to a vote.
“At no stage did I, as the committee chairperson, participate in the vote or side with any parties. I merely highlighted the committee’s workload and the possible forum to deal with the matter when I made the proposal to the meeting. Media reports stating otherwise are thus incorrect. I never sided with any parties and acted impartial as a chairperson.” Appointed in October 2016
Launched 8 pillars plan and Vision 2023.
Vision 2023 to ensure increased access for marginalised communities
Since appointment hosted 803 community outreach clinics. Received 9 563 complaints
Inherited 16 397 case backlog
Finalised 10 787 cases Issued 19 reports
» CIEX, KagisanoMolopo local municipality, Bapo Ba Mogale, Limpopo Department of Transport, Safety and Liaison and Department of Arts and Culture reports under review
Judicial reviews dismissed with costs include Minister of Home Affairs (on appeal), national Department of Basic Education, Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries and Senqu municipality.