ARTICLES RELATING TO BALEKA MBETE

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
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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.

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.

 

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.

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.

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