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Scopa to hear ANC MP Mervyn Dirks case despite suspension from party

The Standing Committee on Public Accounts says it will feel free to pay attention to suspended ANC MP Mervyn Dirks on his solicitation for a test into President Cyril Ramaphosa's remarks in spite of Dirks being suspended by the decision party.


Scopa director Mkhuleko Hlengwa said the matter was in the domain of Parliament and they should investigate it.

He said on Friday they had been connecting on it since it was drawn out into the open by Dirks last month.


A choice was taken that it ought to be heard early this year.

Notwithstanding, the ANC declared on Thursday that Dirks hosts been suspended from the gathering forthcoming disciplinary activity and that his participation of Scopa has been removed.

Yet, Hlengwa said the gathering will go on Tuesday and individuals from Scopa will manage it.


He said the suspension of Dirks from the ANC was unimportant in light of the fact that the matter was presently in the possession of Parliament.

"The detailed suspension of Mr Dirks has no material bearing on the matter now in light of the fact that the advisory group maintains whatever authority is needed to welcome or request any individual to show up before it to give data, proof, or portrayal. Besides, a withdrawal of the letter if it somehow managed to emerge doesn't close the matter without fair treatment as a report would in any case be expected of the board," said Hlengwa.

"The matter is presently a subject of parliamentary interaction and the panel is seized with it and will take choices it considers fit, vital and fitting. The weight of liability that saddles the council is one of fair treatment to guarantee parliamentary oversight and responsibility. In any case the related legislative issues the advisory group will, as it as of now does, lead its work with respectability and conform to the guidelines of Parliament," said Hlengwa.


He said they have been managing the issue since last December when Dirks drew it out into the open.

They had recently announced that Ramaphosa was tending to an ANC NEC meeting where he talked with regards to the maltreatment of public assets during the mission for the top situations in the party.

A sound bite had been spilled with that impact.

Dirks had requested that Scopa carry Ramaphosa before it to respond to these inquiries.

Hlengwa said he had likewise informed ideological groups this week and observed that the matter required the consideration of Scopa.

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ANC Committee on Public Accounts Mervyn Dirks Mkhuleko Hlengwa Scopa

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