Parliament says National Assembly Speaker Thandi Modise and NCOP Chairperson Amos Masondo will await official correspondence from Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane – for her recommendation to be considered by Parliament.
Parliamentary spokesperson, Moloto Mothapo, says they welcome the marginal increase in the number of women to represent political parties in the National Assembly.
Parliament says it will be ready to challenge AfriForum’s second part of its court application if it continues to try to prevent Parliament from debating the Constitutional Review Committee (CRC) report recommending that section 25 should be amended to allow expropriation of land without compensation.
Parliament says it remains confident that the High Court in Cape Town will strike lobby group Afriforum’s bid off the roll. The two parties will be back in court on Thursday before a full bench of the High Court.
A legal showdown is expected between lobby group Afriforum and Parliament in the Western Cape High Court on Monday, where they will contest the legality of the report by the Joint Constitutional Review Committee regarding land expropriation without compensation.