Modulasetulo, Komiti ya Private Members Legislative Proposals and Special Petitions e hlomilwe go ya ka Melao ya Ngwako wa Boset?haba, gagolo karolwana ya bo209. E t?eya maatla a yona go t?wa go karolo ya bo211. Yona bjalo ka komiti, e dira mmereko ka morago ga ge Ofisi ya Spikara e tla ba e re romet?e dimemorantamo t?a go t?wa go Maloko a Palamente.
Go ya ka tshepedi?o ya komiti, re ile ra kgetha go fedi?a Molao wa bo 138(e) wo o re filego maatla a gore re dire kutu t?a melaotlhahlo t?eo di tlago hlahla komiti go fihlelela go dira mmereko wa yona ntle le mathata. Seo sa re dira gore re t?welet?e karolwana ya bo235(a) yeo e set?ego e amoget?we ke komiti ya ka fase ya Melao ya Ngwako wa Boset?haba. Ka mo gare ga wona Molawana wo, re t?weledit?e dintlha t?e di latelago t?eo e lego kutu t?a melaotlhahlo t?a komiti: ... (Translation of Sepedi paragraphs follows.)
[Mr S G THOBEJANE: Chairperson, the Private Members' Legislative Proposals and Special Petitions committee was established according to the National Assembly Rules, especially Rule 209. This Rule is linked to Rule 211. The committee members do their job after the office of the Speaker shall have sent them a memorandum from the Members of Parliament.
We repealed Rule 138 (e), which gave us the power to make the guidelines that will help the committee to do their job effectively. We then came up with Rule 235 (a), which has already been accepted by Parliament's Rules Committee. We included in the National Assembly Rules the following points which are the basis of the guidelines for the committee. [Interjections.]
We guard against, firstly, going against the spirit, purport and object of the Constitution; secondly, seeking to initiate legislation beyond the legislative competency of the Assembly; thirdly, duplicating existing legislation or legislation awaiting consideration by the Assembly or the Council; fourthly, pre-empting similar legislation soon to be introduced by the national executive that will result in a money Bill; and lastly, such particular proposal should not be frivolous or facetious.
In the light of the above, the Committee on Private Members' Legislative Proposals and Special Petitions unanimously resolved that hon I O Davidson should not be allowed to proceed with the proposed legislation to correct the anomalies in the Executive Members' Ethics Act, Act No 82 of 1998.
The Department of Justice and Constitutional Development was given an opportunity to make a presentation to us. The committee realised after the presentation that it was very clear that the department's intention was to make sure that the legislation should soon be introduced to close that particular challenge that was identified by the hon Davidson. We then utilised principle D, to avoid pre-empting similar legislation soon to be introduced by the national executive. We then resolved that Mr Davidson should not be given an opportunity to proceed with the legislative proposal.
Re kgopela gore Ntlo ye e amogele pego ye gomme e t?eiwe bjale ka ge e bolela. Ke a leboga. [We request that the House accept the report as it is. Thank you.]