- The EFF wants Parliament to consider limiting the time allowed to Deputy President David Mabuza during Q & A sessions
- The Red Berets say Mabuza is uninformed and the sessions only serve to waste time
- This comes after the deputy fumbled on a question concerning the 4th Industrial Revolution
Members of Parliament are mulling over an EFF proposal to reduce the time Deputy President David Mabuza spends answering questions in the National Assembly.
TimesLIVE reports that the ANC had supported the proposal to reduce the number of sessions, although not necessarily sharing the same opinion on their second in command.
Hlengiwe Mkhaliphi, the Red Beret's deputy secretary-general, explained the party's motion:
"Our main argument is to give ministers more question time as they are the ones with details of what happens in their departments, not him. He comes and wastes our time and doesn't answer what we are asking him."
The current rules dictate that Mabuza is required to take questions on a monthly basis while Parliament is in session.
The EFF feels that once every three months is more than adequate, leaving some feeling the party is attempting to undermine the deputy.
National Assembly Speaker Thandi Modise has warned against the motion, cautioning against the most effective method to determine if the deputy and ministers are communicating.
Sam Bopape, Mabuza's spokesman, opted not to comment on the motion, saying this is a matter for Parliament to decide on.
Briefly.co.za reported that the EFF's Mbuyiseni Ndlozi had been up in arms over Mabuza's inability to answer basic questions on the 4th Industrial Revolution, despite President Cyril Ramaphosa's constant reference to the importance of the movement.
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