Parliament to name and shame MPs

A total of 59 MPs missed a deadline for declaring their financial and other interests.

A total of 59 MPs missed a deadline for declaring their financial and other interests. Picture: GCIS

CAPE TOWN - Members of Parliament (MPs) who missed the deadline for declaring their financial and other interests will be named and shamed in the National Assembly.

The decision was taken on Wednesday by Parliament's Joint Committee on Ethics and Members' Interests.

MPs are obliged each year to submit details of their financial interests as well as those of partners and family members in order to avoid a potential conflict of interest.

A total of 59 MPs missed the deadline.

They will face reprimands in both Parliament and the National Council of Provinces.

One MP claimed he did not receive the forms.

Two MPs were excused for failing to submit their declarations as they were ill, including Inkatha Freedom Party (IFP) MP Mario Oriani-Ambrosini, who has terminal lung cancer.

Axed communications minister Dina Pule was also excused.

Her month-long suspension from Parliament kicked in before the cut-off date.

Pule was punished for misleading a committee when it was probing charges against her.