Democratic Alliance chief whip John Steenhuisen objected to Finance minister Malusi Gigaba delivering #Budget2018.
Steenhuisen rose on a point of order minutes before the start of the speech saying a full bench of the High Court in Pretoria has found that Minister Gigaba lied under oath.
Gigaba has appealed this court ruling.
It has been bought to our attention that a full bench of the high court in Pretoria has found that the Minster has lied under oath and has violated the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa.— John Steenhuisen, DA chief whip
This renders him unsuitable to not only be a minister of state but also to be presenting a budget today.— John Steenhuisen, DA chief whip
Speaker of Parliament Baleka Mbete told Steenhuisen that such a motion is not raised at such an occasion.
Steenhuisen was making reference to a court application that brought by private company, Fireblade Aviation (owned by the Oppenheimer Foundation), that sought a declaratory order to compel the Minister to abide by a decision he had taken to allow the company to run a customs and immigration service at a privately owned airport operation.
Listen here to the exchange of words...