Parliament to probe MP's plane conduct

2012-08-03 19:34

Cape Town - A special committee has been set up to inquire Congress of the People MP Dirk Feldman’s conduct aboard an international flight, Parliament said on Friday.

It comprised National Council of Provinces (NCOP) members Bafunani Aaron Mnguni (ANC), Mmatlala Grace Boroto (ANC), Nosilivere Winnifred Magadla (ANC), Elizabeth Christina Van Lingen (DA), Muntukaphiwana Milton Mbongiseni Zulu (IFP), and Swaphi Hendrick (Cope).

"The NCOP has been in contact with Mr Feldman’s party about the developments, to establish the multi-party committee to look into the issues, and to make recommendations to the house," Parliament said in a statement.

"The matter will be dealt with speedily, while following due process."

Feldman reportedly tried to open the door of an SAA plane in mid-flight while allegedly intoxicated on July 7.

He was part of a parliamentary delegation en route to India. He was briefly detained by India's security authorities and subsequently sent back home by Parliament's presiding officers.

  • bob.small.7547 - 2012-08-03 19:45

    No more bells for this man!

      Squeegee - 2012-08-03 19:53

      Hahaha the ANC is falling over themselves to investigate a parliamentarian. Finally they have someone to turn their wrath on who is not protected by the party. But, he asked for it...

      husaberg.twostroke - 2012-08-03 21:26

      What an embarresment for South-Africa. EK SKAAM MY DOOD. Whats wrong with this idiot doesnt he understand with actions like this he looks like a FOOL. Hou op wyn suip.

  • fawzia.bayat - 2012-08-03 20:05

    Yes, to all those who are pro-alcohol intake, notice what happens to the brain cells, rationalty, thought processes. Of course continue in the same vein as Feldman & you can be the next Feldman, irrespective of colour, creed or political affliation. Money can buy position with intoxication , but not respect. Respect has to be earned by good , righteous conduct

      Squeegee - 2012-08-03 20:19

      Using your argument the whole of the ANC is blind drunk most of the time. Although, I do agree on the negatives surrounding alcohol...

  • lacrimose.wolf - 2012-08-03 20:27

    If an ordinary Bells-addled citizen decides to take a sky-walk, is there a parliamentary probe/investigation/inquiry/study group? As far as I know, they're arrested on landing, go to COURT for a preliminary and if there's enough evidence on both sides and the (now sober as a judge) plaintiff wishes to contest, a trial date is set. If there's no-contestation, a fine and/jail sentence is imposed. All this parliamentary 'busy-ness' whilst the jobs they were hired to do still aren't being done.

  • maseratifittipaldi - 2012-08-03 20:43

    "The matter will be dealt with speedily, while following due process." The incident was on July 7th . It is now August 4th. This is obviously not a serious matter, so it should be dropped, to save taxpayer's money. The most serious aspect is probably the MP's failure to jump.

  • mkulu.mkulu - 2012-08-03 20:49

    Once a Bergie?

      Adil Smit - 2012-08-03 22:18

      Racist comment.

  • Adil Smit - 2012-08-03 22:18

    Parliament should rather investigate why schoolkids still don't have schoolbooks and other important matters. Drunk and disorderly conduct on a plane is surely a police matter?

  • Erna - 2012-08-03 22:47

    Why such a huge investigation? There must have been lots of witnesses. He misbehaved while drunk - punish him appropriately and get it over with.

  • Gerald Jordaan - 2012-08-04 03:59

    Why ?? Rather probe the ANC's plundering of taxpayers money corruption nepotism tender fraud outright theft et all !! This is what we get after all the bleeding heart liberals of the world supported the liberation movement !! F*ck em all including the ANC !!

  • Michael Kleber - 2012-08-04 06:10

    he thought it was the bathroom door .

  • jabulani.ngwenya.90 - 2012-08-04 09:31

    Please next time he should travel by boat, probably that can be safer for other passangers. Or should u check him in for rehab.

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