Election of New Chairperson

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12 September 2007
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Meeting report

12 September 2007

These minutes were provided by the Committee Secretary of the Portfolio Committee on Defence



Summary of proceedings


1. Introduction:

A special meeting of the Portfolio Committee on Defence was convened for the formal election of the new Chairperson, as required by Rule 131 of the National Assembly Rules.


2. Election of new Chairperson:


The committee secretary called for nominations.


Mr O E Monareng (ANC) nominated Mr F Bhengu. This was seconded by Ms A Van Wyk (ANC).


Mr F Bhengu was unanimously elected as Chairperson of the Portfolio Committee on Defence, in the absence of other nominations,


3. Remarks by Chairperson elect.


Mr F Bhengu thanked all in attendance and anticipated a fruitful working relationship.

Concerns were expressed over the hospitalisation of outgoing Chairperson, Ms T V Tobias. The committee secretary was requested to arrange a visit to the hospital as well as to forward flowers and a card.


The meeting was adjourned at 15h17





  • ATC 11 September 2007 :  Announcement of names of newly appointed committee members.


  • ATC 13 September 2007: Announcement of election of Mr F Bhengu, as Chairperson of the Portfolio Committee on Defence.


  • Rule 131, National Assembly Rules, page 35.





African National Congress [ANC]

Mr L N Diale

Mr O E Monareng

Mr M S Moatshe*

Mr J Schippers

Ms A Van Wyk

Mr F Bhengu


Democratic Alliance [DA]

Mr R Shah


Inkatha Freedom Party [IFP]

Mr V B Ndlovu




African National Congress [ANC]

Dr G W Koornof

Mr M S Booi


Pan Africanist Congress of Azania [PAC]

Dr M S Pheko



African National Congress [ANC]

Mr S B Ntuli

Mr J P Phungula

Ms P Daniels


Freedom Front Plus [FF+]

Mr P J Groenewald


Democratic Alliance [DA]

Adv H C Schmidt



Mr Z Zamisa [Parliamentary Liaison Officer: Ministry of Defence]



Ms M Balie [Committee Secretary]

Mr J Boltina [Cluster Controller]





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