ANC MPs to face disciplinary hearing for absenteeism

African National Congress (ANC) Members of Parliament (MPs) who did not attend the debate on Division of Revenue Amendment Bill in the National Assembly may face disciplinary processes.

ANC Chief Whip Jackson Mthembu has raised concerns over MPs absent for two days in a row when the crucial Division of Revenue Bill had to be passed.

EWN reporter Gaye Davis says the Bill provides for funds to be allocated to provincial and local government.

It came before the House on Tuesday and there weren't enough MPs, they need 50% plus one majority. It was not helped by the fact that EFF and DA MPs left the Chamber. They were not part of it, they opposed it.

Gaye Davis, EWN reporter

The ANC has got 249 MPs and they should have been able to meet that 201 vote needed.

Gaye Davis, EWN reporter

ANC MPs were under a three line whip on both days, that means their attendance was compulsory.

Gaye Davis, EWN reporter

Minister in the Presidency Jeff Radebe has also condemned racism following the video showing two white men shoving the black man into a coffin and threatening to set him alight.

He said the Presidency has noted the allegations linking State Security Minister David Mahlobo to rhino poachers.

Listen to Gaye Davis to hear more about ANC Chief Whip briefing on absent ANC MPs, and Mthembu's lawsuit against SACB's Hlaudi Motsoeneng....

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