Parliament for the people

2008-05-22 00:00

The KZN Legislature will be holding its next sitting in the Uthungulu District as part of its “Taking Legislature to the People” programme on May 27 and 28 at the kwaMbonambi Sports Ground in the Dondotha area.

At a press conference yesterday, Speaker Willies Mchunu said this is the sixth taking parliament to the people initiative, which is aimed at consolidating participatory democracy.

Most South Africans have never participated in a system of government before 1994. He said since 2005 the programme had covered close to 50% of all districts in KwaZulu-Natal.

Mchunu said he was happy that, save for few hiccups, communities have been supportive of this programme.

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