Speaker Baleka Mbete

IFP requests urgent debate on continuing fuel hikes

Parliament says National Assembly Speaker Baleka Mbete has to consider various factors before responding or granting IFP MP Mkhuleko Hlengwa’s request for an urgent debate on the effects of the continuing fuel hikes. Prices at the pumps have increased five times since the beginning of the year. Hlengwa has written[…]

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MPs to vote in secret

Speaker of the National Assembly Baleka Mbete has given the go ahead for a secret ballot on tomorrow’s Motion of No Confidence debate against President Jacob Zuma. Making the announcement‚ Mbete said she had taken “due and impartial consideration of all the factors” in making her decision. She said she[…]

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Speaker has power to decide on secret ballot: ConCourt

The Constitutional Court on Thursday ruled that a secret ballot is permissible in a vote on a motion of no confidence against President Jacob Zuma. The United Democratic Movement (UDM) approached the court last month‚ asking it to order that the vote be conducted by secret ballot. Mogoeng said the[…]

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EFF goes to court to force Parliament to discipline Zuma

The Economic Freedom Fighters is taking Speaker Baleka Mbete to court to force Parliament to discipline President Jacob Zuma for failing to uphold the Constitution. EFF leader Julius Malema said they want direct access to the Constitutional Court. “We have taken the decision to approach the ConCourt directly,” Malema said[…]

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