News24 | Lessons not learnt: Portfolio committee members on education booted out of virtual meeting

The meeting on Wednesday adopted proposed changes made to the Basic Education Laws Amendment (BELA) Bill by the National Council of Provinces NCOP. (MILATAS/Getty Images)

The meeting on Wednesday adopted proposed changes made to the Basic Education Laws Amendment (BELA) Bill by the National Council of Provinces NCOP. (MILATAS/Getty Images)

A meeting by the portfolio committee on basic education to discuss proposed new legislation was at one point reduced to a shouting match after the chairperson had a fiery exchange with a member – before booting him out of the virtual platform.

Except for the DA and African Christian Democratic Party (ACDP), the meeting on Wednesday adopted proposed changes made to the Basic Education Laws Amendment (BELA) Bill by the National Council of Provinces NCOP.

The bill will be deliberated by the National Assembly on Thursday before it is signed into law by President Cyril Ramaphosa.

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