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Andisiwe Makinana

Government to remember Madiba

The department of social development says the first anniversary of Mandela's passing will be commemorated with an official ceremony of remembrance.

EFF to disrupt Sona if Zuma continues his no-show

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.

ANC seeks to ‘pay back’ EFF MPs – with suspension

A 25 minute special sitting of the National Assembly has been convened, seemingly to ensure EFF MPs are suspended without pay before the holidays.

Opposition unites against EFF MPs’ suspension

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.

Parliament rejects motion to censure Zuma over no-show

A total of 217 MPs voted against a motion to censure Jacob Zuma for undermining the Constitution and not attending National Assembly sittings.

Parliamentary peace accord in tatters

The peace accord between the ANC and opposition parties in an attempt to bring order to National Assembly sessions lasted just one day.

Motion to rebuke Zuma’s ‘no show’ postponed

Chief whips agreed to postpone a debate late on Tuesday evening about President Jacob Zuma's lack of attendance at National Assembly sittings.

Ramaphosa: Bearer of political solutions to Parliament’s problems

Cyril Ramaphosa traded the salaries of errant EFF MPs for a promise by opposition parties that they will respect Parliament's rules in future.

Parliament defends police action; DA, EFF go the legal route

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".

Parliament in a brawl as police remove EFF MP

Police removed an EFF MP from the National Assembly after she refused to withdraw a statement that Zuma is a thief.

Order! Mbete decision throws Parliament into chaos

National Assembly Speaker Baleka Mbete found herself at the centre of another storm when she tried to change the day's order paper at the last minute.

Parliament won’t probe Mbete’s Gold Fields BEE deal

Parliament has cleared Baleka Mbete of any breach of the code of conduct regarding her share deal with Gold Fields - because she wasn't an MP in 2010.

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