Faith Muthambi has been elected to chair Parliament's COGTA committee

Faith Muthambi has been elected to chair Parliament's COGTA committee

- Former Communications Minister Faith Muthambi has been elected as chair of Parliament's oversight committee on Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs..

- This comes despite allegations of wrongdoing against Muthambi

- The DA has slammed her appointment

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Former Minister Faith Muthambi has been selected to chair Parliament's oversight committee on Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs..

Muthambi, who was implicated in state capture in the Zondo Commission, is one of several tainted figures appointed to senior Parliament posts.

The DA opposed Muthambi's selection for the job, but she received the ANC's support.

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Muthambi previously served as Communications Minister. During her tenure, there were allegations of maladministration at the SABC, which led to Muthambi being mentioned in the SABC inquiry as well. 

Thereafter, Muthambi was appointed Minister of Public Service and Administration, but did not make the cut this year for Cyril Ramaphosa's Cabinet.

The DA has slammed Muthambi's selection for the post as a result of her history of involvement in alleged wrongdoing. 

"People who have questionable characters should not be holding senior positions, especially in this house of representatives," said party member Haniff Hoosen, according to Eyewitness News.

Hoosen also put forward his own name for the post that went to Muthambi. This is part of DA Chief Whip John Steenhuisen's plan to resist the appointment of compromised individuals as committee chairs.

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He says the DA will continue to condemn appointments it considers invalid or unethical. Steenhuisen added that his party would also put forward candidates of their own for the posts.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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