Ramaphosa Farm theft | Calland steps away from committee

JOHANNESBURG - Professor Richard Calland is pulling out of the committee that will be looking into the Phala Phala farm robbery.

WATCH | Opposition parties raise concerns about Phala Phala inquiry panel

This follows objections that were sent to National Assembly Speaker, Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula.

Calland says he also understands that it may not be in the best interests of the parliamentary process for him to serve as a member of the section 189 committee.

The Democratic Alliance, along with other civil society organisations asked Mapisa-Nqakula to reconsider Calland's inclusion on the panel.

Calland maintains that he is a fiercely independent person, and rejected suggestions that he is biased towards the president.


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