Modise's nomination to serve on JSC raises opposition's eyebrows

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

This comes after 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 other MPs from 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 and the balance from opposition benches.

EFF leader Julius Malema, DA MP Glynnis Breytenbach and the IFP's Narend Singh will represent the opposition parties in the JSC.

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