Wed­nes­day Oc­to­ber 11

The New Age (KwaZulu-Natal) - - News -

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 Ap­pointed in Oc­to­ber 2016

Launched pil­lars plan and Vi­sion 2023. Vi­sion 2023 to en­sure in­creased ac­cess for marginalised com­mu­ni­ties

Since ap­point­ment hosted com­mu­nity out­reach clin­ics. Re­ceived com­plaints In­her­ited back­log Fi­nalised

Is­sued

8 803

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.”

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case cases 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.

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