The National Assembly Speaker, Thandi Modise, was served by letter from Minister, Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams to informs Parliament that she has now appointed the sixth member of the ICASA Council.
However, In the letter, the Minister Stella backtracks on her decision to only fill five of the six vacancies on the ICASA Council, in contempt of two National Assembly decisions requiring her to fill all six.
According to Democratic Alliance (DA), her backtracking follows the of their attempt to begin the process to have her subjected to disciplinary action in Parliament for contravening the Constitution, ICASA Act, the Executive Members’ Act and the Powers and Privileges Act.
Ndabeni-Abrahams’ bizarre and unlawful conduct during the appointment process to fill six vacancies on the ICASA Council has been nothing short of embarrassing.
In addition, DA articulated that she remains a Minister in tragic.
“We therefore reiterate our call for the President, Cyril Ramaphosa to fire her,” said DA.
Should she remain Minister, the DA fears that South Africa’s goal to grow and support the digital economy will be put at risk.
They said with the potential help raise South Africa’s GDP by almost $12 billion, elevating current GDP by 3.1 percent, the sector requires a Minister with a head firmly set on shoulders. “Stella must go!.”