Ace Magashule denies committee chairpersons elected on 'factional basis' - here is the list
19 June 2019
Factions? What factions?
ANC chief whip Pemmy Majodina and secretary general Ace Magashule denied on Wednesday that the list of nominations for Parliament's committee chairpersons is the outcome of a factional balancing act.
The nominations were announced on Wednesday after an ANC caucus meeting earlier in the day.
This while MPs and former ministers during Jacob Zuma's tenure as president, who are seemingly resistant to root out state capture and who are not basking in the rays of the new dawn, will chair some committees.
"When we approach deployment, we don't approach deployment in a factional manner," Majodina said.
"Because deployed here are members of the ANC who came out of the process of the list conference," she added.
"Experience, capacity, new people, women and youth are considered in the balancing act.
"Not really being led through factional groupings. We did not consider that."
Magashule was singing from the same hymn sheet. "As the chief whip has said, we don't put people on a factional basis. So that analysis is not correct," he said.
"The ANC officials, we are very happy that we have been working together very consistently. We just read in the media that the SG [secretary general] is going this way, the president is going this way, it's not true at all."
He also had some advice for the media: "Focus on SONA [State of the Nation Address], rather than individuals. Give the president that space and time."
The nominations for the National Assembly are:House chairperson (chair of chairs): Cedric Frolick
House chairperson (member's interests): Grace Boroto
House chairperson (international relations): Madala Ntombela
Programming whip: Chana Pilane Majeka
House whip: Bheki Radebe
Agriculture, land reform and rural development: Mandla Mandela
Environment, forestry and fisheries: Fikile Xasa
Home affairs: Bongani Bongo
Police: Tina Joemat-Pettersson
Public works and infrastructure: Nolitha Ntobongwana
Basic education: Zukiswa Faku
Human settlements, water and sanitation: Rosina Semenya
Employment and labour: Lindelwa Dutywa
Health: Sibongiseni Dlomo
Justice and correctional services: Gratitude Magwanishe
Public enterprises: Khaya Magaxa
Sports, arts and culture: Beauty Dlulane
Transport: Mosebenzi Zwane
Defence and military veterans: Cyril Xaba
Higher education, science and technology: Mapulane Phillemon
Minerals, resources and energy: Luzipho Sahlulile
Public service and administration and minister in the presidency: James Tyotyo
Small business development: Violet Siwela
Tourism: Supra Mahumapelo
Communications: Hope Papo
Finance: Joe Maswanganyi
International relations and cooperation: Tandi Mahambehlala
Women, youth and people with disabilities: Nhlanhla Ncube
Social development: Mondli Gungubele
Trade and industry: Duma Nkosi
Cooperative governance and traditional affairs: Faith Muthambi
Appropriations: Sfiso Buthelezi
Auditor-General: Sakhumzi Somyo
Multi-Party Women's Caucus: Kate Bilankulu
Joint Committee on Ethics and Members' Interests: Bheki Nkosi
Joint Constitutional Review Committee: Mathole Motshekga
Joint Standing Committee on the Financial Management of Parliament: Peace Mabe
Ad Hoc Committee to amend Section 25 of the Constitution: Mathole Motshekga
The nominations for the National Council of Provinces are:
House chairperson (committees): Jomo Nyambi
House chairperson (oversight and institutional support): Winnie Ngwenya
Education, technology, sports, arts and culture: Eleck Nchableng
Social development and services: Maurencia Gillion
Economy and public infrastructure: Kenny Mmoiemang
Finance: Yunus Carrim
Appropriations: Dikeledi Mahlangu
Governance and traditional affairs: China Dodovu
Security and justice: Shaik Shahidabibi
Land reform and natural resources: Tebogo Modise
Trade and international relations: Mandla Rayi
Communications and public enterprises: Mmamora Mamaregane
Petitions and the executive: Zukiswa Ncitha
Joint Committee on Ethics and Members Interests: Lydia Moshodi
Joint Constitutional Review Committee: Enoch Mthethwa
Majodina said they were still in "political engagements" with an opposition party on who will be chairperson of the important watchdog, the Standing Committee on Public Accounts.
The name of the chairperson of the intelligence committee will be announced after vetting has been completed.