The Powers and Privileges Committee met on Thursday, 4 March 2021 to deliberate on the closing arguments that had been offered by the Initiator, Adv. Ncumisa Mayosi on 11 December 2020, relating to the incident that occurred in 11 July 2019 through the Mini-Plenary convened to contemplate a debate on the Price range Vote of the Division of Public Enterprises.
Throughout the deliberations, the committee determined to uphold the responsible discovering on the members who had been charged as advisable by the Initiator. The committee has additionally famous the objection of 1 member of the committee to the responsible discovering.
The committee discovered Mr Nthako Matiase, Mrs Khonziwe Hlonyana and Mrs Rosina Komane responsible of the seven costs which might be levelled towards them. The committee additionally discovered Mr Khanya Ceza, Mr Makosini Chabangu, Mr Thokozani Langa, Mr Brian Madlingozi, Mrs Mathibe Mohlala, Mr Mothusi Montwedi, Mrs Thembi Msane, Mr Dumisani Mthenjane, Mr Nazier Paulsen, Mr Henry Shembeni, Ms Mathapelo Siwisa, Ms Primrose Sonti and Mrs Lorato Tito responsible of the 5 costs levelled towards them.
The committee will now permit all of the members who’ve been discovered responsible to make representations, for consideration by the committee earlier than a correct sanction might be imposed. Correspondence shall be addressed to the members who’ve been discovered responsible and they are going to be afforded a chance to current mitigating elements to the committee prior reporting on an applicable penalty to the Nationwide Meeting. As quickly because the committee receives their representations, inside the stipulated timeframes, the committee will convene a gathering to contemplate their representations and to deliberate on the sanction that the committee should impose. The Initiator can also deal with the committee on aggravating or different elements.
When it comes to the Nationwide Meeting Guidelines, as soon as the committee finds Members of Parliament responsible of contempt of Parliament, the committee should determine on the assorted sanctions which were prescribed within the Powers, Privileges and Immunities of Parliaments and Provincial Legislatures Modification Act.