John Steenhuisen tore apart the new administration of Cyril Ramaphosa due to a simply poor effort of attendance in Parliament this week.
Deputy President David Mabuza was the one in the firing line and was accused of failing to ensure the relevant MPs attendance.
“The paltry performance by Cabinet Ministers yesterday is proof that the promises that President Ramaphosa made during the State of the Nation Address have amounted to nothing – accountability has not been prioritized and his administration is already showing signs of treating Parliament with contempt.”
Gigaba was conveniently too ill to attend and attended his apologies via a note. The convenience aspect based upon the fact that he was termed a liar in relation to the Gupta’s citizenship status issue. The EFF were least impressed.
The DA’s chief whip was not impressed either, especially as he had prepared questions that were directly angled at Gigaba.
“Evidently, Deputy President Mabuza is either unwilling or unable to make sure that Ministers like Gigaba toe the line and fulfill their constitutional responsibility to Parliament. Ministers are running scared and dodging their constitutional responsibility to account to the people of South Africa through Parliament.”
Gigaba also missed the briefing for the Peace and Security cluster, of which he is a part of.
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