IFP’s Mkhuleko Hlengwa to head Scopa

IFP’s Mkhuleko Hlengwa to head Scopa

Inkatha Freedom Party (IFP) MP Mkhuleko Hlengwa is set to chair Parliament’s Standing Committee on Public Accounts (Scopa).

Mkhuleko Hlengwa

IFP chief whip Narend Singh says the party has received confirmation from the African National Congress (ANC) that it will be backing Hlengwa's nomination as chair.

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"The IFP is delighted to receive news that the nomination of an IFP MP to the position of chair of Scopa will be supported by the majority party."

The 32-year-old is one of the youngest MPs in the National Assembly and has served in the legislature since 2014.

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On Wednesday, ANC secretary-general Ace Magashule said the party wanted to continue the long-standing tradition of appointing an opposition MP to the position.


The position was previously held by Themba Godi but his party, the African People's Convention, failed to attract enough votes required for a seat in the National Assembly during last month’s general election.

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