Pikoli Ad-Hoc committee not yet tabled

Parliament said its special committee that would study the president’s decision to sack National...

Parliament in Cape Town

Parliament said its special committee that would study the president’s decision to sack National Prosecuting Authority’s head Vusi Pikoli had yet to be constituted.

The 22 member Ad-Hoc body was expected to start its work on Wednesday, but by late afternoon on Monday, the names of the members had not yet been tabled.

The Ad-Hoc Committee would determine whether Kgalema Motlanthe’s decision to fire Pikoli would be upheld, or not.

The 22 member committee would comprise 14 African National Congress MP’s and the remaining eight would be drawn from opposition parties.

The committee would then report back to Parliament, before it votes on Pikoli’s fate.

This was expected to happen by the end of February.

So far the process has been sluggish; two volumes of documents were still outstanding.

Independent Democrats leader Patricia de Lille confirmed she would be part of the committee, but the names of other members had not yet been released.