Minister Fikile Mbalula will explain why Mzansi has one driver’s license card machine. Image: GCIS/ Flickr

Mbalula supports motion to move Parliament to Tshwane: It makes sense

Minister Fikile Mbalula has agreed with the motion to move Parliament to Tshwane after a fire caused extensive damage to the buildings.


Minister Fikile Mbalula will explain why Mzansi has one driver’s license card machine. Image: GCIS/ Flickr

It appears as if the motion to move Parliament from Cape Town to Tshwane is enjoying growing support. Now, Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula has voiced his opinion that it’s simply the right thing to do.

Minister Fikile Mbalula agrees moving Parliament to Tshwane simply makes sense. Image: GCIS/ Flickr

Mbalula agrees with motion to move Parliament

Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula has now signalled that the move makes ‘sense’ in more than one way. Taking to his official social media page, Mbalula agreed that the massive transition to Gauteng makes both financial and political sense to him.

However, Mbalula highlighted that the fire at Parliament made for ‘dubious circumstances’ to push for this motion.

“We have long taken a decision to relocate parliament to gauteng ,But not at the exploitation of dubious circumstances like burning down a building. Relocating makes financial and political sense”

Minister Fikile Mbalula

EFF Deputy Floyd Shivambu reacts to Mbalula’s comments

Economic Freedom Fighters deputy president Floyd Shivambu was quick to respond to the ANC Minister’s comment on his party’s motion.

Indeed, Shivambu seems to appreciate the support from Mbalula’s quarters. The EFF deputy added that this move is ‘long overdue’.

“Let’s use this opportunity, Minister, to relocate the legislative arm of the State to be closer to the administrative/executive arm. Such will certainly enhance and harness oversight, accountability of the State and its entities, and accessibility to Parliament. It’s long overdue.”

Floyd Shivambu

EFF position on Parliament move

In response to the fire which devastated Parliament on Sunday the EFF had issued a statement reiterating their earlier stance on moving the buildings.

“As much as we note the fires with concern, the EFF has long called for Parliament to be relocated to a central location for political and cost-related reasons. It will undermine what the thieving founders of the Union of South Africa sought to achieve in seeking peace amongst themselves by splitting the land they stole,”

EFF statement

The Red Berets further insinuated that repairing the building would be nothing short of wasteful expenditure.

“If there is any appetite to curb wasteful government expenditure and cut all ties related to the colonial framework established by those who conquered this nation, this fire must serve as an opportunity to permanently relocate Parliament to Gauteng. This will allow government work to be synchronised.”

EFF statement