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parliamentIOL News reports that eleven ANC members of Parliament, including two deputy ministers and league presidents, were rebuked on Tuesday in the National Assembly for failing to make their disclosure of financial interests in 2023.

Deputy minister in the Presidency Nokuzola Tolashe, who is ANC Women’s League president, Water and Sanitation Deputy Minister Judith Tshabalala, ANC Youth league president Collen Malatji, Mandla Mandela, chairperson for the standing committee on intelligence Jerome Maake and others will now have their salaries docked. Others were Phumeza Mpushe, Xolani Nkuleko Msimango, Xola Nqola, Itumeleng Ntsube, Mohatla Alfred Tseki, and Audrey Sbongile Zuma. They blamed procrastination, family emergency, phone problems and technology issues for their failure to meet the deadline. In its report, which was adopted without objection, the joint committee on ethics and members’ interest expressed its concern that a number of MPs did not disclose by the deadline of 30 September 2023. Co-chairperson Bekizwe Nkosi said the disclosure of registrable and financial information was crucial in holding individual MPs personally accountable. On Tuesday, the affected MPs were made to stand up or show their faces on the virtual platform when acting Speaker Lechesa Tsenoli administered the reprimand and penalties in the House. The docking of the salaries of the MPs will be implemented without delays. Repeat offenders Tolashe and Ntsube were slapped with a fine equal to 25 and 30 days respectively.

  • Read the full original of the report in the above regard by Mayibongwe Maqhina at Cape Times

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