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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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Will MPs vote by their conscience?

By Yaseen Kippie Whether or not a secret ballot in the vote of no confidence goes ahead against President Jacob Zuma, the key question now is whether ANC MP’s will vote with their party, or will they be guided by their conscience. These were among the myriad of questions at[…]

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ANC stalwarts throw down the gauntlet

A group of ANC stalwarts has urged the party’s National Executive Committee to consider recalling President Jacob Zuma as head of government. The veterans have written to secretary general Gwede Mantashe. They want the request tabled during the governing party’s NEC meeting, which begins today (Friday). It’s the first time[…]

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Candidates grilled in Public Protector interviews

The late night, early Friday morning interviews did little to faze the last candidates who were in the hot seat for the post of Public Protector. The 14 candidates were stripped bare as their secrets, criminal records and personal behaviour were laid out for all to judge during the interview process,[…]

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ANC brings MPs into SABC battle

In a battle of David versus Goliath proportions, the ANC has called in its lawmakers in the National Assembly in the continuing fight with the defiant SABC board. The state broadcaster is in open defiance against the ruling party, adding the ANC to the growing list of institutions the SABC[…]

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MPs want inquiry over Phiyega support

Parliament’s police committee wants a board of inquiry to be established to look into the actions of provincial and divisional commissioners, who openly declared their support for suspended head Riah Phiyega. Discussing the final draft of the report into the committee’s section 201 investigation into the matter, Members of Parliament[…]

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Kohler Barnard shown the door

Two MPs have been kicked out of the Democratic Alliance following a meeting by the party’s Federal Executive on Friday evening to discuss internal matters. Dianne Kohler Barnard and Juanita Terblanche had their membership to the party terminated, national spokesperson Phumzile van Damme said. Former shadow minister of police, Kohler[…]

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Maimane must be punished for not declaring donations: ANC

Democratic Alliance leader Mmusi Maimane and 10 other DA Members of Parliament should face harsh sanctions for failing to declare all campaign donations, the ANC said in a statement. This after DA chief whip John Steenhuisen admitted on Thursday that 11 MPs had not declared campaign donations for the party’s[…]

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New rule will see disruptive MPs removed

Parliament adopted a new rule on Thursday afternoon that will see disruptive MPs physically removed from the house. The decision was supported by all the political parties in the National Assembly with the exception of the Economic Freedom Fighters, whose members of Parliament have disrupted plenary sessions at least four[…]

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EFF refuses to back down on overalls: report

The EFF would go nude in the National Assembly if they were to be barred from wearing their red overalls, gumboots and maid uniforms, The Star reported on Monday. Economic Freedom Fighter’s leader Julius Malema told the paper they would not take dress code instructions from Parliament. “We are going[…]

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