DA chief whip Natasha Mazzone suggested that if parliament did not deal with the Zondo report with urgency, South Africans would lose confidence in the institution and say “typical parliament”.
Mapisa-Nqakula interjected and admonished her, saying she took exception to suggestions that parliament may not deal with the report.
“We have proposed a process on how to take the Zondo report forward once the president has presented it to parliament.
“When the president sends the report to parliament within four months, he will not just be providing us with a report, he will be submitting a plan of action on how to deal with the recommendations and parliament will deal, among other things, with areas that directly affect their work of oversight in the different portfolios.
“So there is no doubt that parliament will deal with the Zondo report. That there’s a delay in doing so because we are waiting for the president to make that submission does not in any way take away the responsibility. We are not shying away from dealing with the Zondo report,” said Mapisa-Nqakula.
The meeting also heard that Ramaphosa had submitted part 3 of the report to parliament and the legal services unit was advising Mapisa-Nqakula on how it should be dealt with.
Secretary of the National Assembly Masibulele Xaso said part of the report dealt with certain MPs, former and current, who are implicated.
Mapisa-Nqakula confirmed she had received legal opinion on the matter.