Calls mount for SA to appoint female deputy president

South Africa is in limbo without a second-in-command and some people are calling for candidates other than David Mabuza to be considered. The ANC’s second-in-command was not sworn in as an MP on Wednesday. The party says Mabuza is opting to meet with the party’s Integrity Commission first before considering[…]

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Update: MP dies in CT vehicle accident

The member of Parliament who was earlier announced to have died in a car accident, has been identified as ANC member comrade Timothy “TZ’ Khoza. Khosa and three other MPs, who were seriously injured in the car accident, were travelling to Paarl in the Western Cape. The injured have been[…]

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Former deputy arts and culture minister resigns as MP

Veteran MP and former deputy arts and culture minister Rejoice Mabudafhasi has resigned as a Member of Parliament. The 73-year-old, who has been serving in Parliament since the first democratic elections in 1994, told News24 that “her time had come” and she now wants to rest. Mabudafhasi was one of[…]

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DA MP found guilty of sexual harassment, keeps job

The DA MP who was found guilty of sexual harassment by his party will not appeal his sanction and will remain an MP. While some female DA MPs were cautious to say whether the punishment for Archibald Figlan was enough, the DA federal executive chairperson James Selfe defended the punishment.[…]

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Irish MPs call for recognition of Palestine

Irish MPs have urged their government to recognise Palestine as a state in a symbolic motion that sailed through parliament unopposed. Ireland’s parliament is the fourth European assembly to call for the recognition of Palestinian statehood since October. MPs in France, Britain and Spain also endorsed similar motions, reflecting growing[…]

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ANC welcomes suspension of EFF MPs

The ANC has welcomed the suspension of EFF MPs from Parliament without salary. “The office of the ANC chief whip [Stone Sizani] welcomes the adoption [on Thursday night] of the report and the recommendations of the powers and privileges committee that conducted a hearing into allegations of misconduct by 20[…]

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Indian MP force-feeds Muslim man on fast

There has been outrage in India after television footage showed a member of parliament from hardline Hindu nationalist outfit, Shiv Sena, trying to force-feed a man fasting for Ramadan, according to reports. The incident took place last week in the capital, New Delhi, when eleven Shiv Sena parliament members confronted[…]

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