Parliament of South Africa

10/19/2018 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 10/19/2018 07:19

Joint Committee on Ethics and Member’s Interest Co-Chairperson, Honourable Omie Singh, MP Explains Process of Dealing with a Complaint

Parliament, Friday, 19 October 2018 - The Co-Chairperson of the Joint Committee on Ethics and Members' Interests, Mr. Omie Singh, MP confirms that a complaint was received on 16 October 2018 from Mrs Karlsen, MP of the Democratic Alliance, against Mr. F Shivambu, MP of the EFF concerning the VBS Mutual Bank matter.

In terms of the Code of Ethical Conduct and Disclosure of Members' Interests, the process commences with informing the Member of Parliament concerned of the complaint against him or her. Thereafter the Member of Parliament is entitled to respond.

After this stage, the Joint Committee on Ethics and Member's Interests may decide to proceed with an investigation. Mr. Shivambu was informed of the complaint against him on 17 October 2018 and his response is awaited. Once the Joint Committee on Ethics and Members' Interests has dealt with the complaint, the findings will be made known.

ISSUED BY PARLIAMENTARY COMMUNICATION SERVICES ON BEHALF OF THE CO-CHAIRPERSON OF THE JOINT STANDING COMMITEE ON ETHICS AND MEMBER'S INTERESTS, MR OMIE SINGH

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