No power in par­lia­ment

The Herald (South Africa) - - News -

Power cuts hit par­lia­ment at 10.01am on Wed­nes­day in Cape Town.

It is un­usual for the leg­isla­tive seat of govern­ment to ex­pe­ri­ence the rolling power cuts that are be­ing ex­pe­ri­enced through­out the coun­try.

When the power went off‚ MPs in the jus­tice port­fo­lio com­mit­tee were con­sid­er­ing the DA’s re­quest to ex­pe­dite the process of re­mov­ing pub­lic pro­tec­tor Bu­sisiwe Mkhwe­bane from of­fice.

“Phaka­mani Hadebe [Eskom’s CEO] takes his power‚” one quipped.

But gen­er­a­tors kicked in al­most im­me­di­ately at the build­ing on 120 Plein Street‚ where the com­mit­tee was meet­ing.

The power out­age also hit par­lia­ment just as the Na­tional Coun­cil of Prov­inces was about to be­gin a de­bate on the con­sti­tu­tional re­view com­mit­tee’s re­port on the ex­pro­pri­a­tion of land with­out com­pen­sa­tion.

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