Moved that, in terms of Rule 21(2) and, in consideration of issues affecting provinces as provided for in section 42(4) and 72(1) of the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa, 1996 the interest of conducting oversight and providing a platform for consideration of issues affecting provinces as provided for in section 42(4) and 72(1) of the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa, 1996:
That the Council-
1) resolves to
a) sit in plenary in the province of the Gauteng on 19 March 2020, at 12:00; and
b) consider the Report of the Select Committee on Co-operative Governance and Traditional Affairs, Water and Sanitation and Human Settlements on the Notice of dissolution issued in terms of section 139(1)(c) of the Constitution, 1996 to Tshwane Metropolitan Municipality, Gauteng.
Declaration of votes made on behalf of the Western Cape and Mpumalanga.
Question put: That the motion be agreed to.
Hon Chairperson, the sudden rush to have the NCOP to certify the Gauteng Provincial Department's notice of intervention in Tshwane Metropolitan Municipality, is nothing short of political exploitation of legislative processes to take control of a metro. The provincial intervention must only just refer to the NCOP this week.
It is irregular for this House prioritise the notice of intervention in Tshwane Metropolitan Municipality over those of interventions that have been already referred to the NCOP and by extension the Select Committee on Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs, CoGTA, for deliberation.
Some of these interventions include Maluti a Phofung in the Free State and Mogalakwena in Limpopo both having been referred to the NCOP at least several weeks ago. This is evident that politics of good governance once again dominates the People's Parliament. The Western Cape does not support this motion. Thank you.
SiyiMpumalanga, sifuna kukundlulisa kutsi loku lokwenta manje akwenteki kwekucala. Lelikomiti leCoGTA ...
...has been meticulous in dealing with interventions in different Provinces. And, that is why Chairperson, the distortion that, what is happening it's an exception or we are rushing something, there is nothing that is being rushed. [Laughter.] We want to make it very clear that the CoGTA Committee will have ample time to interact with the stakeholders in Tshwane Metropolitan Municipality next week.
The sitting will sit on Thursday to deal with the outcome that will be presented by the select committee after they have interacted with all the relevant stakeholders.
An impression that is being created by the Western Cape that we are rushing, one thing that we can have, that is a fact, that is on record, Chairperson, is that, the committee has been to almost all these provinces where there are some interventions and we are dealing with timeframe here. There's a 14 day rule that is going to affect us because, next week is going to be our last week.
So, as Mpumalanga we want to indicate that, we support the motion moved by the Chief Whip and there is nothing that is being rushed, it's in line with our rules and in line with our Constitution. Thank you Chairperson.
[Take in from the minutes]
Motion agreed to in accordance with section 65 of the Constitution.