Motlanthe promises Parly replies - DA

2012-01-25 22:01

Pretoria - Steps have been taken to get Cabinet ministers to reply timeously to Parliamentary questions, DA parliamentary leader Lindiwe Mazibuko said on Wednesday.

She said Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe made assurances to this effect when they met in Pretoria.

In a statement afterwards, Mazibuko said she had raised her party's concerns with him that ministers were not responding to parliamentary questions.

"Deputy President Motlanthe expressed his commitment to ensuring that the executive was held accountable by Parliament, and that the institution of Parliament was respected by government."

She said Motlanthe had indicated that measures had been taken to ensure that unanswered questions were brought to Cabinet meetings "to ensure that ministers explain why they have failed to respond on time".

Mazibuko said she welcomed Motlanthe's commitment to "ensuring that the executive was held accountable by Parliament".

  • Francois - 2012-01-25 23:25

    How many time must Moltande commit to this, before the DA will realise that he is lying. Parliament, in the eyes of the ANC, is there to serve the ANC, not the people. Why did the ANC have a go at their members who voted against the info bill? Pls, I am not implying that our Chief Member (Zuma), had a go at any person, except off course if he paid the taxi money.

  • Sean - 2012-01-25 23:58

    Mmmm.. have you tried getting a serious reply out of a DA MP, Councilor or even Helen Zille?

      Francois - 2012-01-26 01:18

      Yes I did, I wrote them a couple of letters and it does not matter what the letter is about,it seems as if one gets a standardised computer generated answer with them just filling in the topic and they refer to Zille as "the Leader" - almost like some Facist WWII leaders were called, but at least you get an answer. The government has not even bothered to answer my letters although it is I who appointed them and are paying their salaries, albeit on a small scale. Sexwale actually must have read one of my letters as he used the ideas almost in carbon copy, except for the tax break, in each new house building scheme. I am still waiting for former presidents Mbeki, Moltande and incumbent Zuma to tell me what lever of power Mad Bob has on them and specifically on Mbeki, but it is all silent on the Lithuluis Home front and on the Union Buildings front (lawn) too. Did I spell that correct?

  • ludlowdj - 2012-01-26 08:47

    The ANC is moving towards a communist dictatorship, which has been their objective since day one, South Africa hasn't avoided a race based war they have simply deferred it.

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