Johannesburg - Energy Minister Tina Joemat-Pettersson must give details on what authority was acquired in concluding a nuclear agreement with Russia, the DA said on Thursday.
“The DA is extremely concerned over reports that (she) signed the latest agreement with Russia in secret and without the involvement of other departmental or diplomatic staff in attendance,” Democratic Alliance MP Lance Greyling said in a statement.
“In addition, the DA's investigations have revealed that the minister may not have consulted with the office of the state law adviser at the department of international relations and co-operation.”
He said this was in violation of the terms of procedure for concluding international agreements as set out in chapter five of the 2006 Manual on Executive Acts of the Office of the President of South Africa.
Joemat-Pettersson's office could not immediately be reached for comment.