17 days after both houses of parliament agreed to establish the ad hoc committee on flood disaster relief and recovery, it finally convened yesterday to elect its co-chairpersons – one from the National Assembly and one from the National Council of Provinces. The National Assembly’s house chairperson for committees, Cedric Frolick, and his counterpart from the NCOP, Jomo Nyambi, were elected. Both are ANC MPs. The third part of the Zondo Commission report recommends that Frolick be subjected to further investigation for possible corruption.
A senior ANC MP, who the Zondo Commission recommends should be investigated for corruption, has been appointed as the co-chairperson of the ad hoc committee to ensure that disaster funding for KwaZulu-Natal isn’t looted.