Behaviour of MP's unethical

2015-02-15 10:23

The disruptions during President Jacob Zuma’s 2015 State of the Nation Address (SONA) is truly unacceptable and can have dangerous repercussions. SONA is an event that is watched globally and it is a session that deserves the highest level of decorum, respect and honour.

Whatever the case or grievance may be the rule of law must always be applied and supported.

Members of Parliament should always be dignified, ethical and are not free to behave as they please. They are also bound by law and ethics and should never operate outside the law and constitution.

Rule of law, accountability and human dignity is a fundamental factor in nation building, co-existence and other forms of relationships.

Although there are critical questions that the President needs to answer and members of parliament are entitled to ask such critical questions to the President, SONA 2015 was not the correct forum.

I believe that President Jacob Zuma should have been allowed to deliver his speech to the nation and thereafter a relevant opportunity should have been afforded for these crucial and necessary questions to be probed and raised.

After continuously raising points of order, after the Speaker of parliament requested order and respect for the session, some members’ of parliament displayed a total lack of ethics and moral behaviour befitting a State of The Nation Address.

On the other hand, by employing armed security officials to silence democratically elected members of Parliament is not a creditable reflection of our country and constitution.

In this regard I concur with Eusebius McKaiser, author of A Bantu In My Bathroom, as citizens, we need to support structures like Chapter 9 institutions, Section 27 of our constitution and Equal Education, to help us achieve social justice.

The 2015 State of the Nation Address showcased to the world the calibre of our parliamentarians and elected leaders.

News24 Voices Terms & Conditions.

Join the conversation!

24.com encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.
NEXT ON NEWS24X

AB praises selfless skipper

2010-11-21 18:15

Inside News24

 
/News
Traffic Alerts
Traffic
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Settings

Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.




Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.