Election of Chairperson

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Meeting Summary

The Joint Constitutional Review Committee convened to elect its Co-Chairpersons. Dr M Motshekga (ANC) and Mr E Mthethwa (ANC; KZN) were nominated as Co-Chairpersons for the National Assembly and NCOP components respectively. There were no objections or further nominations.

Both Members accepted their nomination as Co-Chairpersons of the Joint Constitutional Review Committee.

Meeting report

Election of Co-Chairpersons

Mr Pilate Gwebu, Committee Secretary, informed Members the meeting was scheduled in terms of Joint Rule 25 and National Assembly Rule 101. The procedure dictated that the Committee Secretary call for nominations and a seconder from the floor. The nominee would then decide if she/he accepts the nomination.

The Committee Secretary proceeded to call for nominations.

Mr T Mashele (ANC) nominated Dr M Motshekga as Co-Chairperson of the National Assembly Component.

Ms M Dikgale (ANC) seconded the nomination.

There were no further nominations.

Dr Motshekga accepted the nomination and was duly elected Co-Chairperson of the NA component of the Joint Committee.

The Committee Secretary then opened the floor for nominations for Co-Chairperson of the NCOP Component.

Mr V Xaba (ANC) nominated Mr E Mthethwa (ANC, KZN) as Co-Chairperson of the National Council of Provinces (NCOP) component.

Ms J Mofokeng (ANC) seconded the nomination.

There were no further nominations.

Mr Mthethwa accepted the nomination and was duly elected Co-Chairperson of the NCOP component of the Joint Committee.

Co-Chairperson remarks
Mr Mthethwa hoped that Members would work together as a Committee, but not as individuals, to achieve what the Committee is set up to do.

Dr Motshekga was of the belief that the Committee would turn the institution into a truly activist Parliament and restore the national value system at a time when South Africa has lost its moral fibre. He was pleased that various political parties have deployed their best brains, men and women, which South Africa had to offer. Members would work together to ensure they were educating people about their hard-won socio-economic rights to enable them to enjoy their hard-won freedom.

Members congratulated the Co-Chairpersons and wished them success in their new positions.

The meeting was adjourned.
 

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