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Aug. 3, 2021

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Parly not yet back from winter break

Parly not yet back from winter break

Leader of Parliament, Mathibeli Mokhothu

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THERE is no date set yet for the reopening of Parliament from the winter break as it is still within the calendar of events, the Clerk of the National Assembly King’s Counsel Lebohang Maema has said.

Before Parliament went for the vacation on June 4, the leader of the house, Deputy Prime Minister Mathibeli Mokhothu had announced that it would only adjourn for a fortnight as there was a lot of work to be done.

He had said when the MPs returned to the house after the two weeks, they would have a special sitting that would deal with the National Reforms Authority (LRA) regulations, adding that the government was due to report back to the Southern Africa Development Community (SADC) Summit scheduled for August.

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He said the members should take the short break to go back to the electorate to get a new mandate and re-energise before returning to the house.

''We also have the challenge of the corona virus with the third wave having already been reported in many countries. Therefore the members need to go back and sensitise the public about the safety protocol,” he said. LeNA

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