The ANC is attempting to use its majority in Parliament to crush any form of accountability.
Leader of the DA John Steenhuisen has criticized the ANC for using its majority to get rid of any scandal that befalls it. Steenhuisen adds that the same modus operandi was used during former President Jacob Zuma’s Nkandla scandal.
He was addressing the house as Parliamentary Speaker Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula announced that the vote on whether to adopt the Section 89 independent panel report will be made public – contrary to the call of opposition parties who want the vote to be private.
Now, Political Analyst Professor Sipho Seepe says the ANC MPs are expected to stick to the party line as they vote on whether to adopt the Section 89 report. His comments come following the independent panel’s appointment to determine whether President Cyril Ramaphosa has a case to answer on his conduct relating to the Phala Phala scandal.
The theft at the president’s game farm in February 2020 was not reported to police, and there’s still no clarity on why $580 000 in cash was being kept on the property.
Seepe says that the opposition in in parliament must do all they can so that the ANC’s dominance in the National Assembly does not hamper the impeachment process.