The department of social development says the first anniversary of Mandela’s passing will be commemorated with an official ceremony of remembrance.
Floyd Shivambu has warned Baleka Mbete that if President Zuma does not come to Parliament the EFF will disrupt his state of the nation address.
A 25 minute special sitting of the National Assembly has been convened, seemingly to ensure EFF MPs are suspended without pay before the holidays.
The ANC’s attempt to censure the EFF MPs who chanted "pay back the money" was pushed back by a united front from the opposition parties in Parliament.
A total of 217 MPs voted against a motion to censure Jacob Zuma for undermining the Constitution and not attending National Assembly sittings.
The peace accord between the ANC and opposition parties in an attempt to bring order to National Assembly sessions lasted just one day.
Chief whips agreed to postpone a debate late on Tuesday evening about President Jacob Zuma’s lack of attendance at National Assembly sittings.
Cyril Ramaphosa traded the salaries of errant EFF MPs for a promise by opposition parties that they will respect Parliament’s rules in future.
National Assembly speaker Baleka Mbete said Thursday night’s events were a culmination of a build-up, and resulted in what the "law actually allows".
Police removed an EFF MP from the National Assembly after she refused to withdraw a statement that Zuma is a thief.