The IFP confirmed on Friday that it has accepted the ANC’s offer for it to chair parliament’s powerful standing committee on public accounts (Scopa).

Scopa is a key finance watchdog committee that closely monitors how ministers and senior government officials spend public funds. The position of chair is traditionally offered to smaller opposition parties. However, the DA, which is the main opposition party in parliament, was also eyeing the post after it offered the ANC a similar role in the Western Cape provincial legislature...

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