Streaming issues? Report here
Kieno Kammies 2019 1500 BW
Today with Kieno Kammies
09:00 - 12:00
volume_up
volume_mute

Up Next: The Xolani Gwala Show
See full line-up
Today with Kieno Kammies
09:00 - 12:00
Home
arrow_forward
Politics

Inkatha Freedom Party ready to accept Scopa chair if ANC offers

20 June 2019 8:41 AM
Tags:
SCOPA
IFP
Scopa nomination
The position of Parliament’s standing committee on public accounts chair has traditionally been offered to the opposition party.

The Mail & Guardian on Thursday revealed that the ANC plans to offer the position of the chairpersonship of Parliament’s standing committee on public accounts (Scopa) to Inkatha Freedom Party (IFP).

However, the ANC has declined to confirm which party has been elected for the position stating that it is still involved in negotiations.

IFP Member of Parliament and national spokesperson Mkhuleko Hlengwa says should the position be officially offered, the party will gladly accept.

Read: DA offers Western Cape Scopa chair to ANC

Scopa is part of the necessary checks and balances of oversight within the Parliamentary system and the ANC is working within the confines of tradition by offering the position to the opposition party and it will be a welcomed move.

Mkhuleko Hlengwa, Member of Parliament and national spokesperson - IFP

According to Hlengwa, the continuation of the work of Scopa will be important in resolving issues that were brought before it.

He highlights the issues regarding South Africa Social Security Agency (Sassa), Water and Sanitation problems as well as the Department of Correctional Services.

It is important that it doesn't only point out to the failures of the government departments but also provide solutions, holding the departments by the hand.

Mkhuleko Hlengwa, Member of Parliament and national spokesperson - IFP

Another important thing is the relationships that Scopa has built throughout the years with government institutions like Treasury and the Hawks.

Mkhuleko Hlengwa, Member of Parliament and national spokesperson - IFP

Scopa should really not shy away from laying charges and referring matters to the law enforcement agencies for investigation and prosecutions.

Mkhuleko Hlengwa, Member of Parliament and national spokesperson - IFP

To hear the rest of the conversation, listen below


This article first appeared on 702 : Inkatha Freedom Party ready to accept Scopa chair if ANC offers


20 June 2019 8:41 AM
Tags:
SCOPA
IFP
Scopa nomination

More from Politics

20181506 Cape Town Weather 02

Philippi Horticultural Area campaign baffled why CoCT adamant on development

15 October 2019 9:09 AM

Chairperson of PHA Nazeer Sonday says if the development goes ahead the negative impact on the area will be severe.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

Jacob Zuma

Zuma's legal roadmap 14 years on as corruption trial finally gets underway

15 October 2019 7:50 AM

EWN reporter Clement Manyathela outlines the long road former president, Jacob Zuma has walked regarding his corruption charges.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

traffic fine official.jpg

Aarto draft regulations could end up being challenged in court

14 October 2019 1:33 PM

Justice Project South Africa says the regulations are inconsistent with the Constitution and may lead to legal action

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

Sindiso-Magaqa-18-Sept.jpg

Sindiso Magaqa murder trial postponed to April 2020

14 October 2019 1:07 PM

The slain politician's close friend Thabiso Zulu gives reasons as to why the case is being scheduled for next year.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

Kanya Cekeshe

Fees Must Fall's Cekeshe 'very disheartened until Ngcukaitobi took on case'

14 October 2019 12:32 PM

Activist Busisiwe Seabe says convicted activist Kanya Cekeshe received ill-advised council from his former lawyer to plead guilty.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

181211-tom-moyane-edjpg

'Recordings prove Moyane knew SARS unit wasn't rogue'

14 October 2019 10:05 AM

Investigative journalist Kyle Cowan says the recordings that have come to light show that the Sars rogue unit narrative is false

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

Zuma

Zuma trial: 'We are dealing with the godfather of South African politics'

12 October 2019 10:59 AM

Analyst Xolani Dube says upcoming trial not so much about the individual, as the organisation which allowed him so much power.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

181126 Pravin Gordhan6

Gordhan 'aggrieved' by 'nonsensical' Survé raid allegations

11 October 2019 1:51 PM

On Wednesday media boss Iqbal Survé claimed Pravin Gordhan was behind a raid on his Sekunjalo Investment Holdings offices.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

180220-guptas-ajayedjpg

'We hope that other countries co-operate with mutual legal assistance requests'

11 October 2019 1:33 PM

Justice Department spokesperson Crispin Phiri says the US acted on its call with the sanctions against Guptas.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

guptas-zumajpg

US explains financial sanctions and visa restrictions on Guptas and Salim Essa

11 October 2019 7:31 AM

Chargé d’Affaires and Acting Ambassador at U.S. Mission in South Africa David Young outlines details of the sanctions.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward