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Making headlines: ANC's Mantashe to testify at Zondo commission, EFF hits back at Gordhan with charges of their own And, Cope wants individuals to be allowed to run to be MPs
ANC's Mantashe to testify at Zondo commission
ANC national chairperson Gwede Mantashe is expected to testify at the commission of inquiry into State capture today regarding the party's decision to call several of the country's major banks to Luthuli House over closed Gupta accounts.
The ruling party's delegation, led by Mantashe, will address submissions made by the banks as well as the testimony of former public enterprises minister Barbara Hogan at the commission chaired by Deputy Chief Justice Raymond Zondo.
In September, the commission heard that Standard Bank executives had been summoned to Luthuli House to discuss the closure of Gupta bank accounts following "suspicious" transactions.
EFF hits back at Gordhan with charges of their own
Following charges laid by Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan against Economic Freedom Fighters leader Julius Malema yesterday, the red berets have hit back, announcing that they will lay charges, including corruption and money laundering, against Gordhan today.
The EFF announced that a criminal case involving money laundering, corruption, racketeering, fraud, perjury, as well as contravention of the Intelligence Act and Prevention and Combating of Corrupt Activities Act, will be opened against Gordhan.
The party said it would open the case at the Brooklyn police station in Pretoria, which is the same police station that Gordhan used.
Gordhan will also be laying a complaint of hate speech against Malema, following some of his comments made recently.
Cope wants individuals to be allowed to run to be MPs
The Congress of the People says Parliament's current proportional representation system makes it difficult to hold individual political leaders accountable.
Cope leader Mosiuoa Lekota said the party has applied to Speaker of the National Assembly Baleka Mbete to have what it calls "a matter of national importance" debated urgently in the House.
The party wants MPs to consider passing a bill on having private individuals voted into the National Assembly and provincial legislatures.
Lekota has, however, slammed the slow pace at which Mbete was moving to have the matter debated, and has now placed his hopes on the matter being discussed once Parliament re-opens in the new year.
That’s a roundup of news making headlines today
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