'Ministers snubbing Scopa meeting on Eskom debt undermine Parliament'
Parliament's Standing Committee on Public Accounts (Scopa) scheduled briefing by the inter-ministerial task team on defaulting municipalities that owe Eskom has been cancelled as ministers were a no-show.
Chair inter-ministerial task team on municipal Eskom debt Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma did not attend the meeting.
Finance Minister Tito Mboweni, Energy Minister Gwede Mantashe, Public Enterprise Minister Pravin Gordhan and Water and Sanitation Minister Lindiwe Sisulu were also a no-show.
Clement Manyathela on the Xolani Gwala Show chats to Scopa chairperson Mkhuleko Hlengwa.
Hlengwa says the ministers not showing up is unacceptable as important things were meant to be discussed.
It speaks to the undermining of Parliament and running away from accountability.Mkhuleko Hlengwa, Chairperson - Scopa
Listen below to the full interview:
President Cyril Ramaphosa said on Sunday he was concerned that South Africans were downplaying the seriousness of the pandemic.Read More
Ramaphosa addresses the nation this evening on developments in SA's risk-adjusted strategy to manage the spread of COVID-19.Read More
Provincial health department head Dr Thobile Mbengashe is adamant that these scooters were never meant to be ambulances.Read More
The company that got the R10 million tender's Brian Harmse sheds light on the controversial project.Read More
Clement Manyathela chats with former minister Malusi Gigaba in a new feature called #HangingOutwithClement.Read More
RMB CEO James Formby says if the country doesnt control its debt, it will find itself in an economic quagmire.Read More
All Truck Drivers Foundation Gauteng secretary Mandla Mngomezulu says the union condemn any violence that is brought by protest.Read More
Public Enterprises Department acting director-general Kgathatso Tlhakudi gives insight on how the agreement was reached.Read More
The police and the hospital are investigating the rape incident of a two-year-old while in a COVID-19 isolation area.Read More
Investigative journalist Kyle Cowan says the Zondo commission is taking a very long time and there is a little bit of inquiry fatigue.Read More
Stage 2 load shedding will end at 10 pm on Sunday and resume again on Monday from 9 am until 10 pm, the power utility said in a statement.Read More
Concerns have been raised over the impact of booze on trauma admissions since the ban on sales was lifted in June.Read More
The former commissioner of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission succumbed to the virus on Friday night at the One Military Hospital in Pretoria.Read More
South Africa is now among the top 10 countries with the most COVID-19 cases. At least 264,184 positive cases were reported in the country with 3,971 deaths.Read More
Johannesburg continues to be the epicentre with more deaths and infections than anywhere else in the province.Read More
The number of national recoveries so far is 127,715. The total number of tests conducted to date is 2.108,570.Read More
The state-owned power utility said stage 2 load shedding will resume at 8 am on Sunday until 10 pm.Read More
This after a crowd of congregants were ordered to disperse.Read More
An intelligence-driven operation conducted this week, led police to a house in Phuku Street.Read More
In a tweet late on Friday night, the Presidency confirmed accommodation for leisure is open for travel within provinces was allowed.Read More