It appears that dissenting voices concerning Mapisa-successful Nqakula's election as Speaker of the National Assembly are getting more vocal, raising the question of whether president Cyril Ramaphosa made a mistake by appointing her to such a vital position in Parliament.
Those opposed to her scandalous antics celebrated her dismissal as defense minister, but this was short-lived when it was announced that Mapisa-Nqakula would succeed Thandi Modise as speaker of the National Assembly.
As some critics had predicted, it turned out to be a promotion rather than a relegation.
JJ Tabane, the host of eNCA's 'Truth to Power,' who previously wrote to the Deputy Speaker of the National Assembly, Mr Lechesa Tsenoli, warning that the election of the new Speaker Mapisa-Nqakula is clouded in unconstitutional conduct for a variety of reasons, including her corruption allegations and mismanagement, has once again argued that Cyril's deployment of the former Defense minister is an abuse of power.
Given the allegations levied against Nosiziwe Mapisa-Nqakula, Tabane believes there is a potential that President Ramaphosa and his political party, the ANC, committed constitutional violations following her cadre deployment as Speaker of the National Assembly.
"He might be able to use Mapisa-Nqakula in the former function, but not in the latter. As a result, we believe the president interfered with Parliament, or at the at least, violated the Constitution by compromising the National Assembly's independence.
While political parties have the right to send their representatives to our legislatures in all branches of government, they do not have the right to damage our democratic institutions' legitimacy "Tabane remarked.
Nosiziwe Mapisa-Nqakula, who is accused of receiving military training in Russia alongside a few other ANC comrades, is also affiliated with the Radical Economic Transformation, which is why most RET forces rejoiced when she was elected Speaker of the National Assembly.
Although President Cyril Ramaphosa has stated categorically that there will be no place for corruption or association with those who are allegedly corrupt, some critics argue that by deploying Nosiziwe Mapisa-Nqakula and other controversial ministers such as Enoch Godongwana and Zizi Kodwa, he may have shot himself in the foot and made a huge mistake.
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