Monday, 08 February 2021 10:28

Staff Reporter.

The state capture inquiry will hear Parliamentary oversight related evidence on Monday.

Chairperson of Portfolio Committee on Transport, Dikeledi Magadzi will first take the stand.

Magadzi's testimony will be followed by former Chairperson of Portfolio Committee of Correctional Services, Vincent Smith, National Assembly chairperson for committees, and Associate Professor of Public Law at the University of Cape Town, Professor Richard Calland.

Prasa was back in the spotlight on Monday with evidence from Parliament’s former transport committee chairperson Dikeledi Magadzi.

Magadzi is the third MP to give evidence related to parliamentary oversight.

Raymond Zondo said the transport committee chaired by Magadzi was found wanting when it came to following up on what needed to be done by Prasa.

He has also raised concerns over how MPs watched as Prasa racked up billions in irregular expenditure for a number of years.

"This was a committee that was aware that there was a lot of instability, this was a committee that was aware that there was a lot of allegations of corruption... the Public Protector’s report was out. This was a committee that was aware that there was irregular expenditure that was ballooning."

Magadzi has told the commission that as an African National Congress member of Parliament, she had to tow the party line when there were calls for an inquiry into Prasa.

"I am representing the African National Congress and, therefore, will always ensure that I always tow the party line and that is exactly what I did."

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