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Julius Malema To Be Sworn As A Member Of Pan-African Parliament

Collins Ndlovu:

Midrand: Despite being the leader of the second opposition party in Parliament, Julius Malema is among five others who have been nominated a members Pan African Parliament in Midrand on Monday.

Julius Malema who is not only the leader of the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) but also a scholar on his own right will be sworn in as a member of Pan-African Parliament on Monday.

Julius Malema is currently doing his Masters and also seats are some parliament portfolio committee’s where he contributes enormously to his vast experience in politics.

The other four  MP’s who will be sworn in at the opening ceremony in Midrand are National Council of Provinces (NCOP)  chairperson Thandi Modise, National Assembly ‘s house of internal arrangements Thoko Didiza, as well as  Mandlesizwe Zwelivelile Mandela and Santosh Vinita Kaylan.

The Pan African parliament has been under a lot of criticism, particularly on dealing with issues that are affecting the continent.

In 2015 former president Thabo Mbeki presented findings that Africa suffers from the illicit outflow of billions of dollars to other foreign countries.

These illicit outflows are proceeds of corruption and also the parliament has claimed that it doesn’t have a mandatory framework or existing legislature to deal with such challenges.

The bringing in Julius Malema may trigger changes in legislative framework and render the institution to be effective as he did the South African parliament where some of his proposals have been adopted and on the stage of implementation.

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