AS IT HAPPENED: Ramaphosa responds on Grace Mugabe, Muthambi, unemployment, racism

2017-09-06 15:06

Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa has responded to questions by members of Parliament in the National Assembly. This included questions on Zimbabwean first lady Grace Mugabe's immunity, minister Faith Muthambi, among others.

News24 journalists @PaulHerman88 and @gerbjan were tweeting from Parliament. 
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06 Sep 17:13
Ramaphosa says he's not aware if Bell Pottinger gave advice to Luthuli House 

06 Sep 17:12
 DA's Van Damme asks Ramaphosa to confirm if Bell Pottinger gave advice to Luthuli House 

06 Sep 17:10
What I do know is that Bell Pottinger had to account, says Ramaphosa. 

06 Sep 17:08
He says that we must learn each other's languages ...

06 Sep 17:03
He says the national heritage day is an important one

06 Sep 17:03
The government has a number of initiatives aimed at bringing social cohesion  

06 Sep 17:01
Racists must be put in their place, says Ramaphosa 

06 Sep 16:59
South Africa belongs to all who live in it. It doesn't belong to racists, and bigots of any kind, says Ramaphosa

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All are equal before the law, says Ramaphosa ...

06 Sep 16:49
The ANC is defined by accountability, says Ramaphosa 

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He says the Grace Mugabe saga is a "difficult one", adding that he will wait for the court to rule on the matter 

06 Sep 16:43
Ramaphosa: "We believe in human rights". He tells the MP to go read the bills of rights

06 Sep 16:43
IFP MP accuses the ANC government of not prioritising the safety of South Africans after Mugabe was given immunity 

06 Sep 16:40

06 Sep 16:39
He says the decision was taken by minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane as permitted by the law  

06 Sep 16:38
Now on Grace Mugabe's immunity ...

06 Sep 16:37
Leaders wanted to usher us into a South Africa that is better for all. But "the glass is not full", says Ramaphosa

06 Sep 16:36
We have made missteps along the way ...  

06 Sep 16:35
"We agreed collectively" to separate ourselves from apartheid ...

06 Sep 16:34
Ramaphosa now answers on the Constitution ...  

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06 Sep 16:30
He asks MPs to be kind and accept their apology 

06 Sep 16:29
Ramaphosa says the ANC benches in Parliament are empty because they are attending the BRICS summit  

06 Sep 16:24
Ramaphosa says working together "we" can solve our problems 

06 Sep 16:23
We must be led by the needs of ordinary South Africans; we must listen and learn from the citizens of the country, says Ramaphosa 

06 Sep 16:18
MP Mahlangu asks a question to the deputy president 

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06 Sep 16:11
The EFF starts asking for recognition by the deputy speaker, he refuses. They are fighting over what they are calling unequal time allocation between MPs

06 Sep 16:09
Ramaphosa says he doesn't have the power to appoint or fire ministers, saying that's the responsibility of President Jacob Zuma

06 Sep 16:08
Agang MP Andries Plouamma stands to "recommend tablets" to Ramaphosa for allowing Muthambi to continue working as minister after allegations nepotism and misusing of government funds 

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Ramaphosa says he'll follow up of on the matter of Muthambi 

06 Sep 16:04
The EFF says Muthambi never came to the House to answer on allegations of nepotism and misusing government funds 

06 Sep 16:03
Minister Faith Muthambi not present in the house for question on her not appearing at portfolio committees

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Ramaphosa tells the House to sanction MPs who don't do they jobs efficiently - including himself 

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On the ocean economy, Ramaphosa says many young people have been sent abroad to study about the field. He says that some are in training for entrepreneurship in the ocean economy and boat building. 

06 Sep 15:55

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Ramaphosa says the metrorail issue will receive attention from government 

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06 Sep 15:52
The EFF asks the deputy speaker to chase ANC MP Bathabile Dlamini out of Parliament for drinking some "greenish substance", something they say is against the rules

06 Sep 15:49
ACDP MP Mkhuleko Hlengwa asks question to the deputy president. He asks about the railway issue 

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