The National Assembly has passed the Refugees Amendment Bill with more than 220 votes. The Bill was first passed by the Assembly earlier in 2017 and sent to the NCOP for concurrence.

The NCOP made amendments and sent it back to the the National Assembly. The President will now have to sign it into law.

One of the objects of the Bill is to combat corruption at Refugee centres in the country.

National Assembly Speaker Baleka Mbete read the voting results on the Bill.

“Honourable members the results are as follows: Abstain Zero, NO: 76. YES: 223. The bill will be sent to the President for Assent.”