Clarification on Deputy Minister Ben Martins’ Appearance in Parliament Today

Parliament wishes to clarify that theDeputy Minister of Public Enterprises, Mr Ben Martins, has not been summoned toappear before today's Portfolio Committee on Public Enterprises' inquiry intocorporate governance at Eskom. The committee had recommended to the Speaker ofthe National Assembly that the Deputy Minister be summoned following hisdecision not to appear before the parliamentary inquiry. The Speaker had sinceintervened on the matter, resulting in the Deputy Minister reconsidering hisdecision.

His scheduled appearance before the committee this morning is therefore not as a result of a summons.

Source: Parliament of the Republic of South Africa