Those who understand the role of our institutions of democracy must rise to defend them against charlatans parading as experts.
I was pleased by the Minister of Sport and Recreation's spirited defence of parliament against ill-informed comments by SAfm presenter, Jeremy Maggs, in his morning show on May 17.
Maggs showed flagrant disregard for parliament's legislation-making processes by suggesting that the National Sport and Recreation Amendment Bill being passed by the national assembly last Wednesday, was a fait accompli.
To suggest that a bill, to which there could still be proposed amendments, was a fait accompli, exposes Maggs' lack of understanding and his attempt to belittle parliament's decision-making function and our constitution.
Mandisi Tyumre, Cape Town