ANC wants Modise to take on unprecedented role - but opposition parties have concerns

- | 10 months ago

In an unprecedented step, one of parliament's most powerful presiding officers has been nominated to serve on the Judicial Service Commission, a body that appoints judges and disciplines those behaving badly.

Newly elected National Assembly speaker Thandi Modise was nominated by ANC chief whip Pemmy Majodina as one of the party's three preferred candidates to serve on the JSC, along with three MPs from opposition parties. EFF leader Julius Malema, DA MP Glynnis Breytenbach and the IFP's Narend Singh will represent the opposition parties.

In terms of section 178 of the constitution, the National Assembly has to be represented on the JSC by six MPs, with three of them drawn from the ANC.

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