(Nardus Engelbrecht, Sapa)
Cape Town - Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng
is expected to
administer the oath of office to the National Assembly's 400 newly elected MPs
"The chief justice of the Republic of South Africa,
Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng, will in terms of... the Constitution... preside
over the first sitting of the fifth democratic Parliament... in Cape Town on
Wednesday... and the National Council of Provinces on Thursday," a spokesperson
for the judiciary said in a statement.
At the first sitting of the National Assembly at 10:30 on
Wednesday, Mogoeng would administer the oath or solemn affirmation to MPs and
preside over the election of the Speaker.
The first sittings of provincial legislatures would take
Mogoeng had designated judges president and a Northern
Cape senior judge to preside over the swearing in ceremonies in the various