Kgalema Motlanthe and Max Sisulu asked to intervene in row between MPs and Lindiwe Sisulu

By Andy Rice 2 August 2010

Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe and Parliamentary Speaker Max Sisulu have been asked to intervene in a row between Members of Parliament and Defence Minister Lindiwe Sisulu. The row is centered around interim reports on the state of the military, with Lindiwe Sisulu refusing to release the reports to Parliament before they are finalised, and the MPs insisting that since the Minister has already acted on the interim findings, they are perfectly within their rights to see what these findings are. Things have gotten so tense that the chairman of Parliament's defence portfolio committee, Nyami Booi, has forwarded legal opinion to the deputy President and the Speaker, indicating that the committee had rights to the report. Read more: SAPA, via IOL