No quorum for Parliament's ethics committee to meet about Shivambu's attack on journalist

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- news24.com | 3 months ago

More than a year after Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) deputy president and chief whip Floyd Shivambu attacked Netwerk24 photographer Adrian de Kock, Parliament's ethics sub-committee has cancelled a meeting scheduled for Thursday to consider the matter, citing uncertainty about reaching a quorum.

 Chairperson of the Joint Committee on Ethics and Members' Interests, Omie Singh, on Wednesday said in a statement that the committee had obtained legal advice that a sub-committee "must also have a certain number of Members to reach a quorum". "Due to the fact that Parliament has risen and that Members of Parliament (MPs) are busy with constituency and elections work, the committee was uncertain if it will get the required number of MPs that are required to reach this quorum to come to Parliament to consider the matter," reads the statement.

 News24 previously reported that Shivambu was in March of 2018 filmed with his hand around the throat of De Kock.

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