Maz­zone ap­point­ment claim dis­missed

The New Age (Gauteng) - - POLITICS - TNA RE­PORTER

THE DA has dis­missed me­dia re­ports that mem­ber of Par­lia­ment Natasha Maz­zone was ap­pointed as one of two deputy chair­per­sons of fed­eral coun­cil “il­lic­itly”. The re­port claimed that Maz­zone took up a po­si­tion for which she had not been elected.

Seek­ing to clar­ify on the mat­ter, the Party’s fed­eral coun­cil chair­per­son James Selfe said that dur­ing the Fed­eral Congress from April 7­8 the party congress amended Sec­tion 6.2.4.1 of the Fed­eral Con­sti­tu­tion where two mem­bers would serve as deputy chair­per­son of the Fed­eral Congress.

“FedCo on April 6 re­solved that vot­ing in this elec­tion would take place on April 8, sub­ject to the ap­proval by congress of the cre­ation of two deputy chair­per­sons. This meant that two deputy chair­per­sons of FedCo would be elected if congress adopted that amend­ment to the Fed­eral Con­sti­tu­tion,” Selfe said.

The mat­ter he said was then taken to the Fed­eral Le­gal Com­mis­sion (FLC) which re­solved that the “deputy chair­per­son of the Fed­eral Coun­cil is to be filled by way of the re­sult of the vote that took place on April 8 dur­ing Fed­eral Congress”.

“It is im­por­tant to note that the pur­ported de­ci­sion to task FedCo with the elec­tion of a sec­ond deputy chair­per­son at its next meet­ing was at no stage framed as an en­abling amend­ment of sec­tion 6.2.4.1 in as far as it de­ter­mines that the deputy chair­per­son must be elected dur­ing the meet­ing of congress,” Selfe said. – 701198

Natasha Maz­zone

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