ARTICLES RELATING TO BALEKA MBETE

Maimane: ANC undermining the Constitution

2014-09-21 17:37
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The ANC wanting Parliament to protect President Jacob Zuma and Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa undermines the chamber and the Constitution, the DA has said.

EFF undermining Parliament - ANC

2014-09-17 21:30
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The Economic Freedom Fighters are committed to undermining Parliament through chaotic conduct, the ANC says, after leader Julius Malema was ordered out of the House again.

EFF gives Ramaphosa the finger

2014-09-17 17:36
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EFF MPs Julius Malema and Floyd Shivambu labelled Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa a murderer and gave him the finger shortly before they were ordered to leave the National Assembly.

Mbete ready to be president

2014-09-17 14:36
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National Assembly Speaker Baleka Mbete, who survived a vote of no confidence, says she is ready to be South Africa's next president.

MPs reduced to name-calling, finger-pointing

2014-09-16 21:39
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The debate over the motion against Speaker Baleka Mbete has been filled insults as MPs took personal jabs at each other during the sitting of Parliament.

Opposition MPs stage walkout

2014-09-16 18:59
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Members of opposition parties have staged a walkout in the National Assembly in defiance of a ruling that the ANC be allowed to amend a motion of no confidence in Speaker Baleka Mbete.

DA: Mbete a player for Zuma

2014-09-16 16:28

National Assembly Speaker Baleka Mbete is a "player" for President Jacob Zuma's ANC, the DA has said.

ANC backs Mbete ahead of no-confidence motion

2014-09-11 16:09
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The ANC in Parliament has given ringing endorsement to Baleka Mbete's performance as National Assembly Speaker, minutes ahead of a no-confidence motion in her abilities moved by the DA.

ANC: Motion to remove Mbete laughable

2014-09-10 19:46
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The ANC has labelled the motion to remove National Assembly Speaker Baleka Mbete a "laughable and unimaginative" publicity stunt, and defended Mbete's role.

Behave, or else, warns Mbete

2014-09-02 17:03
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Speaker Baleka Mbete has warned the EFF she would not tolerate "anarchy" in Parliament, but was promptly challenged by party Chief Whip Floyd Shivambu, who accused her of bias.

EFF: Agreement with speaker vindicates party

2014-09-01 19:04

The decision not to immediately proceed with plans to suspend EFF MPs vindicates the party, a top official says.

EFF: Respond or face legal action

2014-09-01 13:48

The EFF have given Speaker Baleka Mbete until 14:00 to respond to their ultimatum to halt suspension proceedings against the party or face a legal challenge, MP Mbuyiseni Ndlozi says.

DA welcomes referral of Nkandla terms

2014-08-30 10:16

The DA has hailed the referral of the Nkandla ad hoc committee's terms of reference to Parliament as a victory for accountability.

Malema: We will shut down Parliament

2014-08-30 07:30
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EFF leader Julius Malema has called on National Assembly Speaker Baleka Mbete not to push the party to shut down Parliament.

EFF to fight Parly suspension - Malema

2014-08-28 18:10

EFF leader Julius Malema says the party will go to court to fight suspension from Parliament.

EFF MPs receive warning letters

2014-08-28 12:39
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All 25 EFF MPs have received formal letters from Speaker Baleka Mbete asking them to motivate why the party should not be suspended from Parliament for disrupting a sitting.

Mapisa-Nqakula to speak to media on parly chaos

2014-08-26 07:09

Defence Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula will brief the media on the disruptions in Parliament last week.

Parly to set up committee to probe EFF conduct

2014-08-21 22:21
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Parliament is set to establish a committee to probe the conduct of the EFF and a possible censure for the party's members who disrupted proceedings in the National Assembly.

Parliament mayhem a sad day for SA - DA

2014-08-21 18:56
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The Democratic Alliance has blamed both the speaker and the EFF for the mayhem in Parliament, saying it is a sad day for the country's democracy.

Mbete taken to 1 Military after health scare

2014-08-17 13:16

Speaker of Parliament Baleka Mbete had a health scare so life threatening that she was transferred from 2 Military Hospital to 1 Military hospital by military plane, it has been reported.

Zuma avoiding accountability - DA

2014-08-14 21:40

The DA says President Jacob Zuma has attempted to avoid accountability in his response over the R246m security upgrades at his Nkandla private home.

Mbete to resume Parliament duties

2014-08-12 21:27

Speaker of the National Assembly Baleka Mbete is expected to be back at work.

Nothing new in Sisulu remarks - ANC chief whip

2014-07-05 14:40

There is nothing new in former Parliament Speaker Max Sisulu's remarks that a new ad-hoc committee be formed to investigate the Nkandla report, the ANC chief whip's office has said.

SIU to finalise Nkandla report

2014-06-12 12:43

A report into security upgrades to President Jacob Zuma's private Nkandla homestead in KwaZulu-Natal is in the process of being finalised, the Special Investigating Unit says.

Mbete given Nkandla deadline

2014-06-09 19:12

The DA has given Speaker Baleka Mbete a deadline by which to reconsider her refusal to create a new ad hoc parliamentary committee to consider the Nkandla controversy.

 

The empty orders of Baleka Mbete

2014-09-18 07:29

The words “Honorable member please withdraw your statement” has become redundant in Parliament, says Mandla Mbekwa.

Mixed reaction to Parly's #knowyourspeaker campaign

2014-09-17 18:13

Parliament has started a "know your speaker" campaign on Twitter, following the opposition parties' defeat in a vote of no confidence in Speaker Baleka Mbete.

Malema ordered out of Parly for ‘blood’ statement

2014-09-17 16:08
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EFF MPs Julius Malema and Floyd Shivambu have been ordered to leave Parliament when the refused to withdraw a statement that Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa had blood on his hands.

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Mbete motion defeated after opposition walkout

2014-09-16 19:30
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After an insult-laden debate, opposition leaders walked out of Parliament leaving the ANC to easily defeat their vote of no confidence in Speaker Baleka Mbete.

EFF: Mbete seems conflicted

2014-09-16 17:07

The EFF says embattled Speaker Baleka Mbete appears conflicted, saying while her independent intellect tells her what is objective to do, her heart subjectively tells her to toe the party line.

Motion against Mbete rejected - As it happened

2014-09-16 15:06
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Get the latest highlights from Parliament as the debate on a no-confidence motion for Speaker Baleka Mbete goes ahead.

Baleka Mbete must go

2014-09-11 13:30

Baleka Mbete, the Speaker of Parliament, cannot be truly independent while she is ANC Chair. She must go, writes Kameel Premhid.

Five parties unite to oust Mbete

2014-09-10 14:50
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Five opposition parties have come together to submit a motion of no confidence in National Assembly Speaker Baleka Mbete.

Breather for EFF

2014-09-01 21:39
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The EFF and Speaker Baleka Mbethe have come to an agreement that the party's MPs involved in a fracas in Parliament won't be suspended for now, but the threat remains.

EFF, Mbete reach agreement

2014-09-01 17:13

Speaker Baleka Mbete and the EFF have agreed she will not immediately proceed with plans to suspend its MPs, the chairperson of Parliament's powers and privileges committee says.

EFF ready to extend Mbete ultimatum

2014-08-31 18:52

The EFF is prepared to give Speaker Baleka Mbete until Monday to respond to its ultimatum that she halt plans to suspend the party’s MPs from the National Assembly.

DA welcomes referral of Nkandla terms

2014-08-30 10:02

The DA has hailed the referral of the Nkandla ad hoc committee's terms of reference to Parliament as a victory for accountability.

Malema gives Mbete deadline to withdraw suspension

2014-08-29 14:13
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EFF leader Julius Malema in a letter has warned National Assembly Speaker Baleka Mbete that unless she withdraws plans to suspend him from Parliament, he will go to court to seek relief.

EFF applies for urgent interdict against Mbete

2014-08-28 13:36
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The EFF has applied for an urgent interdict against Speaker Baleka Mbete and Parliament to stop the suspension of its MPs, according to reports.

EFF MPs may be suspended

2014-08-26 14:57
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National Assembly Speaker Baleka Mbete is considering the suspension of Economic Freedom Fighters MPs who disrupted questions to President Jacob Zuma.

SIU: No obligation to make Nkandla report public

2014-08-22 18:57
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The Special Investigating Unit says it does not have to make its report on security upgrades to President Jacob Zuma's home public.

Twitter abuzz after EFF say pay back the money

2014-08-21 21:23
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Twitter has been abuzz as South Africans watched the EFF refuse to leave the National Assembly after Speaker Baleka Mbete ordered them out after they chanted 'pay back the money'.

EFF causes mayhem in Parliament

2014-08-21 17:12

Speaker Baleka Mbete has been forced to suspend a sitting of the National Assembly as a question session to President Jacob Zuma descended into chaos.

Nkandla: Zuma confident in Parliament

2014-08-15 07:46
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President Jacob Zuma says he is confident that Parliament would effectively deal with the report on security upgrades to his Nkandla home.

ANC commends Zuma's Nkandla response

2014-08-14 20:36

The office of the ANC chief whip has welcomed President Jacob Zuma's response to Parliament over questions about security upgrades to his Nkandla private home.

Baleka Mbete on extended leave

2014-08-10 11:43

National Assembly Speaker Baleka Mbete has only been in Parliament three times since taking her seat, apparently due to illness, according to a report.

Speaker waiting for Zuma's Nkandla response

2014-06-12 14:23

Speaker Baleka Mbete says she will decide how to handle the findings of the Nkandla expenditure once President Jacob Zuma hands her his response to investigations into the controversy.

Zuma to report on Nkandla in July

2014-06-11 15:25
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President Jacob Zuma has undertaken to give the Speaker a "comprehensive and final report" on the Nkandla controversy within 30 working days.

DA to pursue Nkandla request with Mbete

2014-06-07 17:30

The DA will not let Speaker Baleka Mbete's refusal to reconstitute an ad hoc committee on the Nkandla controversy rest, James Selfe, the chairperson of the party's federal executive says.

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