Modise: Parliament opening minutes to be corrected

2015-02-17 15:31
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Cape Town - The parliamentary minutes of the legislature's chaotic opening last week will be revised to include events that were omitted, National Council of Provinces chairperson Thandi Modise said on Tuesday.

She did so after opposition MPs complained, ahead of the debate on President Jacob Zuma's State of the Nation address, that the minutes had been sanitised.

"I want to give you the assurance... by the next sitting the minutes will be put in the manner in which they are usually put," Modise told the first joint sitting since the address.

The minutes reportedly omitted the use of police to remove all EFF MPs from the National Assembly, the blocking of cellphone reception in the Chamber, and the walkout by the DA.

FF Plus Whip Corné Mulder told Modise: "All I ask is that the minutes be rectified."

Modise said she was aware of the issue, before promising to have it rectified.

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