In just a few days, politicians will be entitled to scuttle across the political floor to join another party and, as with most democracies, they do not even have to resign.
If it is anything like the past, these "crosstitutes" have been promised lucrative positions by their intended political party to betray South Africans who voted for them.
MP Craig Morkel, suspended by the DA over "Travelgate", merely crossed the floor and formed his own party. He admitted to defrauding R33000 of taxpayers money. He still shamelessly serves in parliament .
All other "honourable" serving MPs convicted over the "Travelgate" fraud still enjoy their huge salaries and never expressed any remorse.
Earlier this year, after first favouring floor-crossing legislation and welcoming the initial stampede to his party, then DA leader Tony Leon said floor crossing had become immoral.
And the ANC, at its recent policy conference, declared it would not accept floor crossers into its ranks during the window period in September.
As an "ex-crosstitute", Independent Democrats leader, Patricia de Lille, openly supports floor crossing. IFP leader, Chief Mangosuthu Buthelezi, has expressed nothing but disgust for this obvious betrayal of the voters.
Will other political leaders do the right, ethical thing and refuse to accept the floor-crossing cheats ?
Frank Hartry, Kingsburgh