ARTICLES RELATING TO BALEKA MBETE

Parly not rubber stamp for corruption - EFF

2015-01-22 21:49

Responding to the announcement that President Jacob Zuma would be in Parliament to answer questions on 11 March, EFF says Parliament is being used to condone corruption.

Zuma: I have not refused to go to parly

2015-01-20 05:52
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President Jacob Zuma says he has never refused to answer questions in Parliament.

Maimane distances DA from EFF threat

2015-01-15 14:02

DA parliamentary leader Mmusi Maimane has distanced the official opposition from a threat by the EFF to corner President Jacob Zuma on the Nkandla controversy at the opening of Parliament.

It's not about Nkandla it's about accountability - Malema

2015-01-13 20:07
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The campaign to get President Jacob Zuma to pay back some of the money spent on upgrades at his Nkandla homestead was a fight against corruption as a whole, EFF leader Julius Malema says.

ANC receives 'warm welcome' in Western Cape

2015-01-08 07:20
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The ANC says it has received a warm welcome across the Western Cape by residents, ahead of its birthday anniversary at the weekend.

Zuma to consider SABC chair's suspension

2014-12-13 18:01
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President Jacob Zuma will consider a request by National Assembly Speaker Baleka Mbete that SABC chairperson Ellen Tshabalala be suspended, the presidency says.

ANC abused Parly after elections - Maimane

2014-12-08 15:43

The fifth Parliament has been characterised by unprecedented abuse by the ANC, DA parliamentary leader Mmusi Maimane says.

Mandela’s Parliament vs Zuma’s Parliament

2014-12-04 14:30

Nelson Mandela’s Parliament is often used as an example of what we are in danger of losing, but was it all sweetness and rainbows, asks Glenn Bownes.

Malema rejects report, calls Zuma a criminal

2014-11-27 19:51

Economic Freedom Fighters leader Julius Malema has defiantly called President Jacob Zuma a criminal during the rowdy parliamentary debate on a report demanding the suspension of EFF MPs from the legislature.

Sparks could fly as EFF suspension comes under the spotlight again

2014-11-26 21:50
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A report which is likely to result in the suspension of EFF MPs from Parliament will be up for debate in the National Assembly after ANC Chief Whip Stone Sizani said it was a matter of "national importance".

Pressure on Mbete when Parly reconvenes

2014-11-18 05:22
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Opposition parties intend to ratchet up the pressure on Speaker Baleka Mbete when the National Assembly reconvenes after riot police were called into the Chamber last week.

Ramaphosa defends Mbete

2014-11-17 13:08
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Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa has defended National Assembly Speaker Baleka Mbete, calling her impartial.

Mbete not a suitable Speaker - DA

2014-11-14 15:21

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

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Speaking to reporters in Cape Town, DA Parliamentary Leader Mmusi Maimane explained that the DA no longer recognises Baleka Mbete as speaker of the National Assembly. Watch.

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Parliament adopts Nkandla report - as it happened

2014-11-13 20:58
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Get the latest updates as Members of Parliament debate, among other matters, the Nkandla report.

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Memes of the sarcastic comments uttered by speaker of the National Assembly Baleka Mbete have surfaced online. Watch.

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Opposition heckles Mbete

2014-11-13 15:52

Opposition parties have jumped out of their seats and shouted "she must go" at Speaker Baleka Mbete in Parliament after she tried to restrict the time scheduled for motions in the chamber.

EFF rejects 'unjust laws'

2014-11-11 16:50
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The Economic Freedom Fighters will not obey unjust laws and rules, the party says.

Defiant EFF MP refuses to leave Parly

2014-11-06 15:34
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A defiant EFF MP has refused to obey National Assembly Speaker Baleka Mbete's calls for him to leave the House.

EFF MPs guilty on all charges

2014-11-05 15:24
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Parliament's powers and privileges committee has found 20 Economic Freedom Fighters MPs guilty of all charges stemming from their heckling of President Jacob Zuma over his Nkandla home.

Parly: Mbete social media accounts fake

2014-11-03 20:33

Social media accounts in National Assembly Speaker Baleka Mbete's name are not legitimate, Parliament has said.

I pleaded with Malema to leave the House: Sergeant-at-arms

2014-10-20 17:45

National Assembly sergeant-at-arms Regina Mohlomi pleaded with EFF leader Julius Malema and his fellow MPs to leave the House during a ruckus on 21 August, MPs have heard.

Speaker receives complaint against Madonsela

2014-10-09 14:06
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Parliament's ad hoc committee on Nkandla has heard that the legislature has received a formal complaint against Public Protector Thuli Madonsela.

First witness called in EFF disciplinary case

2014-10-08 12:32

Parliament's powers and privileges committee has called its first witness in the disciplinary process against 20 EFF MPs.

ANC seeking to humiliate EFF - Malema

2014-10-07 13:00

EFF leader Julius Malema has led his fellow MPs out of a disciplinary hearing against them, saying Parliament and the ANC is seeking to embarrass and humiliate the EFF.

 

Zuma will answer Parly questions in March

2015-01-21 13:57
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President Jacob Zuma will answer oral questions in the National Assembly on 11 March, almost a month after delivering his state of the nation address on 12 February.

Baleka is part of the problem - Maimane

2015-01-15 14:52

DA parliamentary leader Mmusi Maimane says that Speaker Baleka Mbete should be hauled before the disciplinary body.

It's not about Nkandla it's about accountability - Malema

2015-01-14 08:59

The campaign to get President Jacob Zuma to pay back some of the money spent on upgrades at his Nkandla homestead was a fight against corruption as a whole, EFF leader Julius Malema says.

Behave, Mbete urges EFF

2015-01-13 16:13

Speaker Baleka Mbete has urged EFF leader Julius Malema to desist from using President Jacob Zuma's State of the Nation address to demand that he answers questions on the Nkandla controversy.

Agang asks ConCourt for secret Zuma vote

2014-12-19 05:00

Agang SA has filed papers in the Constitutional Court asking that a motion of no confidence in President Jacob Zuma be voted on by way of secret ballot, the party says.

Maimane to be probed for unparliamentary behaviour

2014-12-11 21:00
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Three MPs, including DA parliamentary leader Mmusi Maimane, are set to be investigated for alleged misconduct, according to parliamentary papers published.

Ramaphosa: Parly would have embarrassed Mandela

2014-12-08 05:15
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Former president Nelson Mandela would have been embarrassed at the recent events in Parliament, ANC deputy president Cyril Ramaphosa says.

Another fake Mbete Twitter account - Parly

2014-12-02 17:46

Another fake Twitter account in National Assembly Speaker Baleka Mbete's name has been created, Parliament says.

EFF motions target ANC, Zuma

2014-11-27 16:53

Ahead of their almost certain suspension from Parliament, the Economic Freedom Fighters have tabled motions and made statements taunting the ANC over Nkandla, Marikana, and the chaos in the legislature a fortnight ago.

All eyes on Parliament as National Assembly reconvenes

2014-11-18 07:51

Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa is set to meet opposition party leaders, as they plan to put pressure on Speaker Baleka Mbete during an extended plenary session.

DA demands probe into rowdy brawl

2014-11-17 15:38

The DA will demand an investigation by the parliamentary oversight authority into the chain of events that saw riot police enter the National Assembly.

No honour among MPs

2014-11-17 08:40

Government is setting a dangerous precedent in its ethos as to how it conducts not just parliamentary sessions, but also general operations, says Jonathan Brady.

Sanef concerned over 'censorship' of Parly feed

2014-11-14 14:46

The SA National Editors' Forum expressed concern at interference with the audio and visual feed in Parliament whenever there are disruptions.

Mbete vows to protect Parliament

2014-11-14 12:35
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Speaker Baleka Mbete has defended the physical removal of an EFF MP from the National Assembly, saying she had a duty to protect Parliament as the opposition was trying to tarnish the legislature.

Opposition purposefully delaying Parly session - sources

2014-11-13 17:29

Opposition sources in Parliament have revealed that their tactic is to extend the session into the night, when ANC lawmakers usually fly home for the weekend.

Mbete ruling triggers pandemonium

2014-11-13 16:27

The pandemonium that broke loose in the National Assembly has been triggered by Speaker Baleka Mbete's attempt to limit the time for members' motions.

DA, EFF go head-to-head with Mbete

2014-11-13 15:05

MPs have chanted "go go go" during a tumultuous session in the National Assembly.

DA wants answers from Mapisa-Nqakula

2014-11-10 16:19

The DA wants National Assembly Speaker Baleka Mbete to order Defence Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula to answer questions on SANDF chief Solly Shoke's travel expenses.

Ramaphosa wades into 'pay back the money' fray

2014-11-05 17:16
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Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa has come out in spirited defence of President Jacob Zuma after the August "pay back the money" fracas, saying the fault lay with MPs who prevented Zuma from answering questions by "howling and screaming and shouting".

Shivambu unconditionally withdraws his middle finger

2014-11-04 15:36

EFF chief whip Floyd Shivambu has unconditionally apologised for showing Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa the middle finger.

EFF's Shivambu faces another contempt of Parliament charge

2014-11-03 12:28

EFF Chief Whip Floyd Shivambu faces another contempt of Parliament charge for showing Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa the middle finger on 17 September, it has been revealed.

Parly committee to resume probe into EFF

2014-10-20 05:36

Parliament's powers and privileges committee will resume disciplinary proceedings against 20 EFF MPs, including party leader Julius Malema, who heckled President Jacob Zuma in the National Assembly.

MPs have to 'abide by Speaker's instructions'

2014-10-08 14:28

MPs are expected to follow the instructions of National Assembly Speaker Baleka Mbete, Parliament's powers and privileges committee has heard.

EFF hearing 'an unconstitutional exercise'

2014-10-08 05:35
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The disciplinary procedure against Julius Malema and 19 other EFF MPs is expected to continue in Parliament.

Charges against EFF’s Shivambu read out

2014-10-07 11:54

Disciplinary charges relating to the recent disruption of President Jacob Zuma's question time in Parliament has been read out to EFF chief whip Floyd Shivambu.

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