Parliament, Friday, 2 June 2023 – The Joint Committee on Ethics and Members’ Interests has received a complaint from the Public Protector, Advocate Busisiwe Mkhwebane, in which she makes allegations about the conduct of Members of Parliament in the ongoing Section 194 Inquiry.

The work of the committee is governed by the Code of Ethical Conduct and Disclosure of Members’ Interest for Assembly and Permanent Council Members. In line with clause 10.2.2, the Code sets out a procedure that the committee must follow in considering a complaint. The committee is precluded by the code from making a running commentary on a complaint.

This complaint will, like all other complaints considered by the committee, be guided by clause 10.2.1, which compels the committee to be guided by the principle of promptness, fairness and consistency.

ISSUED BY THE PARLIAMENTARY COMMUNICATION SERVICES ON BEHALF OF THE CO-CHAIRPERSONS OF THE JOINT COMMITTEE ON ETHICS AND MEMBERS’ INTERESTS, MR BEKIZWE NKOSI AND MS LYDIA MOSHODI.


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