Former home affairs minister Malusi Gigaba has resigned as a member of parliament. Parliament spokesperson Moloto Mothapo confirmed on Thursday that Gigaba forwarded his resignation two days after he resigned from President Cyril Ramaphosa’s cabinet. Gigaba came under pressure to step down after the public protector and the courts found[…]
Parliament’s presiding officers Baleka Mbete and Thandi Modise on Tuesday afternoon announced the postponement of the State of the Nation Address by President Jacob Zuma on Thursday. “We are listening to political stakeholders and members of the public in making this decision‚” Mbete told a hastily called press conference. Mbete[…]
National Assembly Speaker Baleka Mbete has handed a damning affidavit to President Jacob Zuma about allegations that a minister had tried to interfere in a state capture inquiry. Parliamentary public enterprises committee evidence leader Ntuthuzelo Vanara submitted the affidavit‚ claiming that state security minister Bongani Bongo had offered him a[…]
Opposition parties have celebrated the Constitutional Court ruling that National Assembly Speaker Baleka Mbete has the constitutional power to prescribe a secret ballot in a motion of no confidence against President Jacob Zuma. UDM leader Bantu Holomisa said that his party has been vindicated and is pleased that members of[…]
An application by the United Democratic Movement (UDM) for a vote of no confidence in President Jacob Zuma to be held by secret ballot has been set down for 15 April, Parliament said on Thursday. “Parliament has received further directions from the Constitutional Court regarding the application from the UDM[…]
The decision to vote out President Jacob Zuma in a no-confidence motion is a contested one, in which there is no “unanimity” even within the ANC and so should be held in secret, EFF leader Julius Malema has argued in court papers. The EFF and the Inkatha Freedom Party filed[…]
Speaker Baleka Mbete and National Council of Provinces chair Thandi Modise should have taken much swifter action against the EFF and DA during the State of the Nation Address on Thursday. So says ANC secretary-general Gwede Mantashe‚ who accused the two of prolonging the mayhem in Parliament. Mantashe said the[…]
The DA has threatened to go to court on Friday after a powdery substance with effects similar to that of tear gas was used inside the National Assembly. The party said it will ask the court to review the actions of the government and speaker Baleka Mbete, after police officers[…]
Democratic Alliance (DA) Chief Whip John Steenhuisen has expressed regret after a motion to debate the alleged politicisation of the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) has been declined. The DA submitted its proposed motion to Speaker Baleka Mbete. It comes after allegations that the NPA has become a political tool following[…]
Parliament – Speaker Baleka Mbete on Wednesday said she had asked Parliament’s rules committee to look into the scathing criticism Economic Freedom Fighers leader Julius Malema’s levelled at President Jacob Zuma in the debate on the State of the Nation Address. Mbete told the National Assembly she would stand by[…]
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