Steenhuisen announces the DA's plan to remove ANC committee chairs

Steenhuisen announces the DA's plan to remove ANC committee chairs

- The DA's John Steenhuisen has slammed the appointment of several tainted individuals as Parliamentary committe chairs

- He says his party will lay complaints regarding some of these appointments.

- Steenhuisen says that the DA will also propose amendments to address the lack of opposition politicians in these influential posts

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DA chief whip John Steenhuisen stays that his party has a plan to make sure that Parliament is not dominated by the committee chairpersons.

He said the party would be laying complaints with the Ethics Committee regarding the appointment of several of these individuals who have been linked to corruption and other wrongdoing.

Steenhuisen said that the DA would also be putting forward candidates of their own for influential Parliament positions.

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According to The South African, Steenhuisen was withering in his criticism of the committee chairpersons, whom he called "wolves in shepherd's clothing". 

It is widely believed that ANC secretary-general Ace Magashule was behind the appointment of these committee chairpersons. It has been viewed as a move by the AG aimed at strengthening the ANC's pro-Zuma faction and undermining Cyril Ramaphosa's reform agenda. 

Steenhuisen slammed the appoinntment of these individuals, saying it was proof that the ANC had "disregard for good governance", Briefly.co.za has gathered.

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Steenhuisen also complained that no chairpersons were selected from the opposition parties. Traditionally, at least one of these candidates is chosen from opposition benches.

However, this Parliament is the first time that all of the appointments came from the ruling party.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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