Maimane to be probed for unparliamentary behaviour

2014-12-11 21:00
Mmusi Maimane (File: Sapa)

Mmusi Maimane (File: Sapa)

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Cape Town - Three MPs, including DA parliamentary leader Mmusi Maimane, are set to be investigated for alleged misconduct, according to parliamentary papers published on Thursday.

National Assembly Speaker Baleka Mbete asked Parliament's powers and privileges committee to investigate Maimane, DA Deputy Chief Whip Mike Waters and ANC MP Bertha Mabe.

"An unparliamentary remark by the leader of the opposition, Mr M Maimane, in the National Assembly on Thursday, 13 November 2014, and his subsequent conduct, have been referred to the Powers and Privileges Committee in terms of Rule 194 for consideration and report..," Mbete announced in the ATC (Announcement, Tablings and Committee reports).

On 13 November, during Parliament's most chaotic sitting yet, Maimane refused to sit down when ordered to do so by Mbete.

On the same day, Waters was ordered to "leave the House", but refused to move from his seat.

The sitting ended when police stormed into the chamber to remove an EFF MP from the podium after she repeatedly refused to withdraw a remark that President Jacob Zuma was "the greatest thief in the world".

Bertha Mabe stands accused of uttering "an unparliamentary remark" following her speech in the debate on the motion of no confidence in Mbete on 16 September.

She was heard saying "bloody bastards" as she left the podium.
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