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ANC announces its whippery in the Eastern Cape Provincial Legislature

May 30, 2019
ANC announces its whippery in the Eastern Cape Provincial Legislature

Bhisho - The African National Congress (ANC) Caucus in the Eastern Cape Provincial Legislature congratulated the MPLs appointed as Chairpersons and Whips of Portfolio Committees of the Sixth Legislature at the Rules Committee Meeting which took place on Thursday.

The Chief Whip is responsible for administering the whipping system that ensures that members of the party attend and vote on matters in line with what their party leadership desires. Meanwhile, members of the whippery, among other duties, help the Chief Whip and his/her deputy in ensuring that party representatives fulfil their duties and toe the party line.

The following Comrades have been appointed as Chairpersons of Portfolio Committees:

  1. Education:Comrade Mpumelelo Saziwa
  2. Safety and Liaison:Comrade Babalwa Lobishe
  3. Social Development:Comrade Nonceba Kontsiwe
  4. Sports, Recreation, Arts and Culture:Comrade Tamara Xhanti
  5. Health:Comrade Mxolisi Dimaza
  6. Human Settlements:Comrade Makhaya Twabu
  7. Co-Operative Government and Traditional Affairs:Comrade Thabo Matiwane
  8. Premier’s Office:Comrade Mzoleli Mrara
  9. Finance and Provincial Expenditure:Comrade Vumile Lwana
  10. Rural Development and Agrarian Reform:Comrade David Fundisile Bese
  11. Public Works:Comrade Alice Nomvula Ponco
  12. Economic Development, Environmental Affairs and Tourism:Comrade Phumelele Ndamase
  13. Roads and Transport:Comrade Xolani Malamlela
  14. Public Participation, Petitions and Education:Comrade Mziwonke Ndabeni
  15. Special Programmes:Comrade Zinzi Rabe
  16. Women’s Caucus:Comrade Bukiwe Fanta
  17. Legislature and Oversight: Comrade Koliswa Fihlani
  18. Law Review:Comrade Tony Duba
  19. Rules Committee: Comrade Helen Sauls-August.

The following comrades have been appointed as Whips of Portfolio Committees:

  1. Chief Whip: Comrade Loyiso Magqashela
  2. Deputy Chief Whip: Comrade Koliswa Fihlani
  3. Comrade Nontutuzelo Maqubela
  4. Comrade Virginia Benjamin
  5. Comrade Tumeka Gaya
  6. Comrade Nozibele Nyalambisa
  7. Comrade Nomasikizi Konza
  8. Comrade Koliswa Vimbayo
  9. Comrade Monde Sondaba
  10. Comrade Mluleki Dlelanga.

"We are confident that this cohort of Chairpersons and Whips of Legislature Portfolio Committees will ensure effective and robust oversight in an effort to fulfil the mandate given to the ANC by the electorate," said new ANC Chief Whip in the Eastern Cape Provincial Legislature, Loyiso Magqashela..

"Our confidence is further anchored in our belief that the above-mentioned comrades are tried, tested, and ready to serve the people of the Eastern Cape by safeguarding meaningful public participation in law-making through avenues such as a well - oiled public hearings system machinery.

"We envisage this as a step in the right direction towards ensuring that the views of our people contribute to the progressive formulation and review of laws within our province."

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