Committee on Section 194 Enquiry

National Assembly Committee

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The Committee was established on 7 April 2021, and has 26 members representing each of the 14 political parties represented in the National Assembly. Only 11 will be voting members of the committee, with 15 non-voting members.

Background

On 21 February 2020, the DA Chief Whip, Ms Natasha Mazzone, submitted a motion to the Speaker of the National Assembly, Ms Thandi Modise, in terms of Rule 129R of the National Assembly rules for the initiation of proceedings, more particularly an inquiry to determine whether the Public Protector should be removed from office on the grounds of misconduct and/or incompetence.

Following the declaration by the Speaker that the motion was in order, an independent panel was appointed to conduct and finalise a preliminary assessment to determine whether there is prima facie evidence showing that the Public Protector has indeed committed misconduct, or is incompetent and to make recommendations in a report to the Speaker.

After gathering evidence and listening to inputs – including some from Adv Mkhwebane herself – the panel said it had found substantial prima facie evidence of incompetence and misconduct – and Parliament could go ahead to form a committee to impeach her. See panel report here.

Guided by the report of the independent panel, the National Assembly decided during a 16 March 2021 sitting whether it agrees with the panel, and whether a Section 194 inquiry should be held or not.

275 MPs voted in support of the establishment of the inquiry, 40 voted against and one abstained. Hansard record here.

Committee on Section 194 Inquiry documents:  

No results.

24 Jan 2023 Correspondence before the Committee; Housekeeping matters
05 Dec 2022 PP Inquiry day 46: Ms Caroline Zulu-Sokoni (postponed)
01 Dec 2022 PP Inquiry day 45: Mr Muloa Lamula
30 Nov 2022 PP Inquiry day 44: Freddie Nyathela
29 Nov 2022 PP Inquiry day 43: Removal Application: deliberations; Freddie Nyathela
28 Nov 2022 PP Inquiry day 42: Application for removal of Evidence Leaders
11 Nov 2022 PP Inquiry day 41: Cornelius van der Merwe
10 Nov 2022 PP Inquiry day 40: Cornelius van der Merwe
09 Nov 2022 PP Inquiry day 39: Nelisiwe Thejane
02 Nov 2022 PP Inquiry day 38: Cornelius van der Merwe
01 Nov 2022 PP Inquiry day 37: Legal representation report-back; Cornelius van der Merwe
28 Oct 2022 PP Inquiry day 36: Public Protector legal team withdrawal: way forward
27 Oct 2022 PP Inquiry day 35: Public Protector Adjournment Application
20 Oct 2022 PP Inquiry day 34: Evidence Leader Recusal Application
17 Oct 2022 PP Inquiry day 33: Recusal Application response and legal opinion
23 Sep 2022 PP Inquiry day 32: Recusal Application: Committee discussion
21 Sep 2022 PP Inquiry day 31: Recusal Application
13 Sep 2022 PP Inquiry day 30: Nelisiwe Thejane
10 Sep 2022 PP Inquiry day 29: Nthoriseng Motsitsi; Nelisiwe Thejane
09 Sep 2022 PP Inquiry day 28: Muntu Sithole & Nthoriseng Motsitsi
08 Sep 2022 PP Inquiry day 27: Muntu Sithole
26 Aug 2022 PP Inquiry day 26: Muntu Sithole
25 Aug 2022 PP Inquiry day 25: Ponatshego Mogaladi
24 Aug 2022 PP Inquiry day 24: Ponatshego Mogaladi
23 Aug 2022 PP Inquiry day 23: Reginald Ndou
22 Aug 2022 PP Inquiry day 22: Basani Baloyi
18 Aug 2022 PP Inquiry day 21: Reginald Ndou
17 Aug 2022 PP Inquiry day 20: Gumbi Tyelela
16 Aug 2022 PP Inquiry day 19: Hearings reflections; legal opinion
11 Aug 2022 PP Inquiry day 18: Adv Nditsheni Raedani
10 Aug 2022 PP Inquiry day 17: Adv Livhuwani Tshiwalule
05 Aug 2022 PP Inquiry day 16: Visvanathan Pillay
04 Aug 2022 PP Inquiry day 15: Baldwin Neshunzhi
03 Aug 2022 PP Inquiry day 14: Futana Tebele
02 Aug 2022 PP Inquiry day 13: Vussy Mahlangu
01 Aug 2022 PP Inquiry day 12: Sphelo Samuel

There are no committee reports at this time.

There are no questions at this time.

There are no bills related to this committee.

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2022 50 meetings 68%
2021 2 meetings 83%
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Contact

Secretaries of Committee:

Thembinkosi Ngoma

Tel: 021 403 3733

Cell: 083 709 8407

Email: tngoma@parliament.gov.za

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