[LISTEN] State capture inquiry to look at Parliament's oversight role
Constitutional expert Phephelaphi Dube says examining Parliament's conduct in relation to state capture is important as it has been the weakest link in terms of holding members of the executive accountable.
Deputy Chief Justice Raymond Zondo has announced plans to establish a special task team to investigate whether the national assembly properly exercised its oversight role in relation to state corruption.
Zondo made the comment on Monday after exchange control expert Elijah Mazibuko said even when people were summoned to Parliament to account, they were afraid to do so.
In a sense, it becomes very difficult for members of the National Assembly to hold their party bosses accountable if they are not going to suffer any consequences. To some extent, the National Assembly has been the weakest link in terms of holding political office-bearers accountable.Phephelaphi Dube, Constitutional expert
In this regard, it would be difficult for the court to intervene in situations where the National Assembly itself has failed to conduct its oversight functions in the sense that the Constitution envisages that Parliament is in a position to essentially run its own house and discipline individuals as it sees fit.Phephelaphi Dube, Constitutional expert
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