Maimane: DA will not recognise Mbete

By Drum Digital
14 November 2014

The DA will no longer recognise National Assembly Speaker Baleka Mbete, the party's parliamentary leader Mmusi Maimane said on Friday.

Briefing the media at Parliament the morning after a raucous sitting of the House culminated in fisticuffs and scuffles, he said what happened had prompted a "fundamental change" in the Democratic Alliance's approach to the institution.

"[Speaker] Baleka Mbete lost control of the House and destroyed her credibility as Speaker. Accordingly, we will cease to recognise her authority as Speaker."

Every time Mbete presided over the House, "the DA will send only its Chief Whip, its deputy Chief Whip, and those members participating in the debate itself", he said.

Source : Sapa

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