June 19, 2018

The Division of Revenue Bill, which was passed by the National Assembly on 15 March, has got the nod from the National Council of Provinces (NCOP), and is now on its way to the President for his assent, which means it is well on its way to becoming law.

As the truth emerges about the two-year rule of Gengezi Mgidlana as Secretary to Parliament, and we learn about misappropriation of funds, disregard for Parliament’s legally binding procurement procedures, and a leadership style that seemed to assume it was beyond accountability, I am left wondering if during his disciplinary hearing he will be asked why he called in the State Security Agency to vet all parliamentary staff.

The United Democratic Front (UDF) Veterans’ Network have identified banks used by individuals who are believed to have engaged in illegal proceedings related to state capture.

One of Parliament’s chief objectives is oversight of the executive, and one of the primary tools it uses to achieve this is Question Time.

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