DA to ask Mbete to reconsider her decision to deny debate on politicisation of NPA

23 October 2016 - 14:14 By Ernest Mabuza
Baleka Mbete
Baleka Mbete
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The Democratic Alliance says it will demand that Speaker of the National Assembly Baleka Mbete reconsider her decision to deny the party’s request for a debate on the politicisation of the National Prosecuting Authority.

“Reports today which detail how the National Director of Public Prosecutions‚ Shaun Abrahams‚ met with President Jacob Zuma at Luthuli House a day before initiating flimsy fraud and theft charges against Minister of Finance‚ Pravin Gordhan‚ shows just why the Speaker’s decision cannot go unchallenged.

“Indeed these reports reinforce our contention that the NPA has been captured by Zuma Inc‚” DA chief whip John Steenhuisen said in a statement on Sunday.

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He said the DA would submit these latest reports to the speaker as further evidence in support of its request‚ and would demand that she reconsider her decision.

- TMG Digital

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