Parliament - The Democratic Alliance said on Wednesday Parliament needed to explain how former Buffalo City Metro mayor Zukisa Faku was elected as a member of Parliament despite having fraud convictions to her name.
"Should it turn out that Ms Faku was never eligible for election, Parliament should conduct an urgent review to establish where and how their internal vetting systems failed to pick this up," DA chief whip John Steenhuisen said.
"Parliament would then also be obligated to recover the money and benefits Ms Faku received while masquerading as a lawful Member of Parliament."
Faku's brief stint as an MP ended with her sudden resignation of Friday.
Steenhuisen noted that in order to secure a seat in Parliament, Faku had to sign a nomination acceptance form from the Independent Electoral Commission, declaring that she was not disqualified from standing for the elections in terms of any applicable legislation.