Opposition parties distance themselves from Thandi Modise's apology to Zondo Commission

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Thandi Modise apologised over Parliament's handling of state capture.
Thandi Modise apologised over Parliament's handling of state capture.
City Press

Opposition MPs have distanced themselves from the apology which National Assembly Speaker Thandi Modise offered the Zondo Commission for Parliament's delay in taking action against state capture.

After a workstream dedicated to parliamentary oversight recently laid bare the national legislature's failures during the Zuma years, it was expected that it would cast a pall over Parliament's budget vote, which Modise tabled on Tuesday.

While opposition MPs reminded the House that they repeatedly raised the alarm about corruption and the Guptas only for it to fall on deaf ears in the ANC benches, the ANC parliamentarians participating in the debate stuck to the party line advanced by ANC members like Modise, former speaker Baleka Mbete, House chairperson Cedric Frolick and ANC chairperson Gwede Mantashe: that Parliament didn't have adequate resources to perform its oversight function optimally.

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