Judicial Matters A/B; International Treaty of Amity
29 Jul 2020
Mr E Mthethwa (ANC, KwaZulu-Natal) reminded Members that there was there was no legal mandate for a municipality or a province to sign a treaty with a foreign government because all treaties reached between a foreign state and a local government were mandated by the national law. He emphasised the ...
Magistrates Commission on suspension/removal from office of Magistrates
25 Jun 2020
Mr E Mthethwa (ANC, KwaZulu-Natal) wanted the Commission to state what it expected this Committee to do now, since it had turned down Ms Freeman’s resignation. He enquired about the process that would follow if Ms Freeman challenged the validity of the Department’s refusal of her resignation. Would ...
Section 139 intervention: Emfuleni Local Municipality
19 Jun 2020
Mr E Mthethwa (ANC, KZN) asked what kind of report the MEC and Mr Bila are doing and what they expect to be done with it.
Magistrates Commission on disciplinary matters and systemic issues
17 Jun 2020
Mr E Mthethwa (ANC, KwaZulu-Natal) said he understood that the MC dealt with a lot of complicated matters. Why was the report from the MC not compiled through a judge and then brought to Parliament with all other elements, except the ethical issues that were being dealt with? He proposed ...
Free State MEC of COGTA on notice of intervention in terms of section 139 (1) (b) of the Constitution in Metsimaholo Local Municipality
12 Jun 2020
Mr E Mthethwa (ANC, KZN) referred to the issues of service delivery, and asked if the MEC thought the administrator could turn the situation around, and how long it would take. If not, why did the MEC not apply for section 139 (c) so that service delivery was no longer ...
Regulations for Judicial Officers in the Lower Courts; Cybercrimes Bill; Civil Union Amendment Bill; Firearms Amnesty Notice
11 Jun 2020
Mr S Mfayela (IFP, KwaZulu-Natal) and Mr E Mthethwa (ANC, KwaZulu-Natal) noted support.
Cybercrimes Bill [B6B-2017]: Parliamentary Legal Advisor & Department briefing on proposed amendments
10 Jun 2020
Mr E Mthethwa (ANC, KwaZulu Natal) asked how the protection from malicious communication was going to be done. He wanted examples of that so that he could familiarise himself with how it would be done. He then had a question on search and seizure. What was the international standard procedure ...
Section 139 intervention: KZN COGTA MEC
9 Jun 2020
Mr E Mthethwa (ANC, KZN) said that the AbaQulusi Municipality matter should not be discussed as it is in court and there a lot of accusations and allegations of political interference. He noted that a school had received water tanks, but the location of the tanks cannot be accessed by ...
Firearms Amnesty Extension: SAPS briefing
3 Jun 2020
Mr E Mthethwa (ANC, KwaZulu-Natal) enquired whether any of the illegal firearms that were surrendered can be tied to involvement with serious crimes or are the illegal firearms related to people who had valid licences that has since expired. What plan does the SAPS have to align everyone under one ...
Judicial Matters Amendment Bill [B13B-2019]: Department briefing; International Treaties: Committee Reports
29 May 2020
Mr E Mthethwa (ANC, KwaZulu Natal) said that the report had been discussed and that the Committee should move for the adoption of the report.