ARTICLES RELATING TO BALEKA MBETE

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.

EFF: Everyone will be at probe

2014-10-07 06:01

Parliament's Powers and Privileges Committee will commence with disciplinary proceedings against 20 EFF members, including leader Julius Malema, who heckled President Jacob Zuma in the National Assembly.

EFF welcomes Mbete's confession

2014-09-24 22:16

The EFF has welcomed the confession by Speaker of Parliament Baleka Mbete that she "lost it" during presidential question time on 21 August.

DA: Mbete matter not over

2014-09-24 20:29

The DA has said it would continue its battle to get rid of parliamentary Speaker Baleka Mbete.

I lost it with EFF - Mbete

2014-09-24 08:56
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National Assembly Speaker Baleka Mbete has admitted she “lost it” on the day that the Economic Freedom Fighters disrupted President Jacob Zuma’s question time in Parliament.

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

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

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 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.

Gross misrepresentation by EFF - Parly

2014-09-25 22:16

The EFF had made a "gross and manipulative" misrepresentation of National Assembly Speaker Baleka Mbete's comments that she had "lost it" during presidential question time, Parliament says.

Language at heart of SA's heritage

2014-09-24 20:30

The power of language as a means of celebrating and strengthening South Africans' shared heritages was reiterated by various groups in honour of Heritage Day.

Parly, media serve same boss - Mbete

2014-09-24 12:50

Parliament and the media both have the responsibility to work correctly for the same "boss", National Assembly Speaker Baleka Mbete says.

EFF to fight disciplinary charges in court

2014-09-23 20:51
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The EFF says they would go to court to challenge disciplinary charges against 20 MPs stemming from their heckling of President Jacob Zuma to repay state funds spent on his Nkandla home.

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.

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