Faith Muthambi snubs Parliamentary Committee meeting

Public Service Minister Faith Muthambi did not show up to the Public Service and Administration Committee meeting she was scheduled to attend in Parliament on Tuesday.

She was initially summoned to respond to reports that she had spent nearly half a million rand of public funds on friends and family air tickets and later further allegations of nepotism.

The committee is chaired by the outspoken Makhosi Khoza who said she was surprised by Muthambi’s no-show.

EWN reporter Rahima Essop was there.

She snubbed the committee meeting today. She did not attend and did not provide an apology.

Rahima Essop, EWN reporter

The MPs all agreed they would issue a subpoena to get the minister here by hopefully next week Wednesday to answer the questions.

Rahima Essop, EWN reporter

Five ANC MPs also did not attend. They had written to ANC chief whip Jackson Mthembu earlier in the day saying they did not want to be lead by Makhosi Khoza claiming that she had broken the ANC rules. They did not intend despite Mthembu instructing them they had to attend, reports Essop.

The quorum was reached and so the meeting went ahead but the accounting officers were absent so the meeting could not be completed.

MPs then decided Muthambi needs to pay out of her own pocket for the logistic costs of the meeting, she adds.

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