Declaration of assets stirs Parly again

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The long-running debate around the promulgation of a law requiring public officials to declare their assets, resurfaced in Parliament yesterday, with Defence, Justice and Security minister, Shaw Kgathi being accused of deceiving legislators.

Responding to a question on slow criminal justice processes on Tuesday, Kgathi had said there was no need for a specific law as senior public officials were already declaring their assets to their constitutional principals.

“Regarding the declaration of assets the position is that cabinet members declare to His Excellency, Members of Parliament to the Speaker of the National Assembly and judges to the chief justices, which I find adequate,” Kgathi said.

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