- State capture remains an issue as MP's gather to debate the situation
- DA Chief Whip, John Steenhuisen, comes under attack as an unnamed ANC MP launches personal questions his way
- The debate was requested by the DA to allow MP's to address the problem of state capture
State capture has once again been brought to the limelight as Members of Parliament debate the never ending problems that have hounded Jacob Zuma, who is the focal point in the allegations.
During the above mentioned debate, an ANC MP (who is neither seen or named) launches a personal attack on John Steenhuisen, who is the DA’s Chief Whip.
In the video that can be seen on ENCA's webpage, Steenhuisen is asked by the unnamed member about whether he is capable of answering a question about his departure from the KZN legislature.
Briefly.co.za learned that he replied that he merely got promoted and that is why he left eThekweni. He also added that it is a private matter and that people who worry about what’s going on in other’s private lives, don’t have much going on in their own.
ENCA reports that Lusizo Makhubela-Mashele, an ANC MP, pointed out the primary role of a MP in the national assembly is to make sure that a proper accountability and governance of all state organs occur.
The DA requested the debate to allow the MP’s an opportunity to address the problems regarding state capture in the National Assembly.
This debate is seen as a parliamentary duty to hold President Jacob Zuma and other executives accountable for going against the Ethics Code by not inspecting Gupta links and for ignoring the recommendations made by Thuli Madonsela, the former Public Protector.
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