Legislature: questions unanswered since 2010

2011-03-30 00:00

AT least four KZN MECs have been accused of contempt of parliament for repeated failure to reply to questions in the chamber.

The MEC for Transport, Safety and Security, Willies Mchunu, in the house to deliver his budget speech, acknowledged the situation is far from satisfactory. Mchunu himself has left eight questions unanswered.

The others named yesterday were: MEC for Human Settlements and Public Works Maggie Govender, who has failed to answer more than 10 questions related to her portfolio; MEC for Economic Development and Tourism Mike Mabuyakhulu, who has not answered two questions from 2010 and a further seven from 2011; and the MEC for Social Development, Meshack Radebe, who has two questions unanswered.

Inkatha Freedom Party chief whip Henry Combrinck said some questions had been deferred more than three times, in contravention of the standing rules.

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