- Nov 9, 2005
An ANC MP on Wednesday called for the Democratic Alliance's David Maynier to be removed from Parliament's portfolio committee on defence over his allegations that South Africa is selling arms to so-called rogue states.
Once again the majority of (the ANC led) Parliament doesn't keep their eye on the ball. Instead of calling for investigations into whether the allegations are true they would rather attempt to persecute the source of this information.
Is it not more important to understand why weaponry is being sold to rogue nations (as members of the UN we bound to uphold their decisions)? Regardless of what happens it does seem that suddenly South Africa may be more closely monitored, especially regarding this country's relationship with the aforementioned nations.
To top it off, we're selling arms to Zimbabwe - which they're paying for with the millions South Africa gave them!
Ironically it seems that a motion the ANC insisted on to grant their MPs immunity has come back to bite them in the ass since the same immunity, that being principle of parliamentary privilege, would seem to apply to the DA's Maynier.
Just my 2c worth regarding how the ANC and the Nats could well have been best buddies under different circumstances.