Baleka Mbete said she is aware of her responsibility to impartiality, despite controversy around handling of the recent EFF fracas in Parliament.
As Baleka Mbete passed the EFF's suspension case on to a committee to handle, the party says it will continue to demand answers on the Nkandla matter.
Parliament’s speaker insists that asking EFF members to leave was necessary and not born out of conflicted loyalties.
EFF leader Julius Malema warned National Assembly speaker Baleka Mbete that if she does not withdraw her suspension notice, the EFF will go to court.
In the face of security clusters and being told to sit down and shut up, Julius Malema and the EFF ask, “For what?”
The National Assembly speaker says she is granting EFF members a chance to give reasons why they should remain in the House following recent protest.
Baleka Mbete suspended Parliament after EFF members started banging on their hard hats shouting "we want the money" and "Nkandla must be paid".
The league's already delayed national conference will take place even later than expected amid concerns that the organisation is losing its relevancy.
In five years' time, South Africa will be led by Baleka Mbete or Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma – that's if the ANC Women's League (ANCWL) has its way.
President Jacob Zuma says he will give a final report to Parliament about his Nkandla home within the next 30 days.
ANC national chair Baleka Mbete is the uncontested new speaker of the National Assembly after receiving more than 70% of the votes.
The ANC says former speaker Max Sisulu was not able to play "gatekeeper" for the party and its leadership, appointing Baleka Mbete to the position.
ANC chairperson Baleka Mbete is to take over from Speaker of the National Assembly Max Sisulu, ruling her out as a potential second deputy president.
The ANC may have to go begging to the opposition to make Baleka Mbete SA's second deputy president, given that her name appears on the national list.
Following reports that Baleka Mbete is earmarked for a top position in the ANC, Jacob Zuma says SA could see a woman president sooner than expected.
It is often top six officials who are expected to hold factions together when ambitious ANC leaders start jostling for power, but this isn't the case.
The presidency says reports claiming the possibility of two deputy presidents are incorrect, and such a move would be unconstitutional.
Reported plans to appoint a second deputy president have caused an outcry and political analysts wonder if SA should add to its "bloated" Cabinet.