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Constitution of the Republic of South Africa, 1996 (Act No. 108 of 1996)

Chapter 4 – Parliament

National Assembly

58. Privilege

 

 

1) Cabinet members, Deputy Ministers and members of the National Assembly :
a) have freedom of speech in the Assembly and in its committees, subject to its rules and orders; and Cabinet members, Deputy Ministers and members of the National Assembly
b) are not liable to civil or criminal proceedings, arrest, imprisonment or damages for :
i) anything that they have said in, produced before or submitted to the Assembly or any of its committees; or
ii) anything revealed as a result of anything that they have said in, produced before or submitted to the Assembly or any of its committees.

 

2) Other privileges and immunities of the National Assembly, Cabinet members and members of the Assembly may be prescribed by national legislation.

 

3) Salaries, allowances and benefits payable to members of the National Assembly are a direct charge against the National Revenue Fund.