Johannesburg - Following Wednesday’s announcement of the chairperson of parliament’s portfolio committees, the Democratic Alliance says it will consider putting forward alternative candidates to head up portfolio committees “to fight this attempt at once again capturing Parliament”.
The DA’s Chief Whip in the National Assembly John Steenhuisen says that the appointment of former ministers such as Faith Muthambi, Mosebenzi Zwane, Bongani Bongo and former North West Premier Supra Mahumapelo was shocking and a complete disregard for South Africans.
Muthambi was appointed chairperson of the portfolio committee on Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs while Bongo will chair the portfolio committee on Home Affairs.
“Supra Mahumapelo, a Gupta acolyte who was basically chased out of the North West province has now been slated for the Tourism committee. Faith Muthambi, who helped run the SABC into the ground is now about to be put in charge of oversight over municipalities.
“Other strong Zupta allies alleged to have played instrumental roles in the capturing of the State, such as Mosebenzi Zwane and Bongani Bongo, are now in prime position to help capture Parliament,” Steenhuisen said.