Motion against Mbete rejected - As it happened

2014-09-16 15:06

Get the latest highlights from Parliament as the debate on a no-confidence motion for Speaker Baleka Mbete goes ahead.

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16 Sep 18:41
The sitting of Parliament closes for the day.

16 Sep 18:41
The motion is therefore denied.

16 Sep 18:40
Results: 0 in favour of motion 234 votes against and 0 abstain.

16 Sep 18:39
Voting now closed.

16 Sep 18:38
Frolick breaks down voting procedures.

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16 Sep 18:33
Fewer Nos heard.

16 Sep 18:33
With many empty seats the vote takes place.

16 Sep 18:32
The motion goes to a vote.

16 Sep 18:32
Frolick gives MPs a chance to leave as Sizani calls for another declaration and withdraws his amendment and calls for a vote.

16 Sep 18:30
Maimane leads a mass exodus of opposition MPs.

16 Sep 18:30
Maimane says the new amendment is a different issue.

16 Sep 18:29
Mulder is asking for the vote to be secret so that everyone can vote freely.

16 Sep 18:29
Opposition MPs are refusing to agree to the amendment to the motion made by Sizani.

16 Sep 18:27
Malema speaks up again, but denies Frolick and he runs out of time.

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16 Sep 18:26
Buthelezi says changing the motion will force everyone to walk out of the House.

16 Sep 18:24
Many MPs rising to say something.

16 Sep 18:24
Malema asked to withdraw 'hypocrite' but Malema refuses because Frolick did not withdraw the call earlier.

16 Sep 18:23
Malema says Fikile Mbalula is a hypocrite who isn't true to any cause because he lacks a back bone.

16 Sep 18:20
DA chief whip says members in the gallery were given orders from Luthuli House.

16 Sep 18:19
Frolick: Members in the House should not speak to members in the gallery and members in the gallery should not be involved in the debate.

16 Sep 18:18
Malema: We are not going to be abused by these Gwede people.

16 Sep 18:17
Shivambu speaks out and repeats the request for members in the gallery to be removed. Malema rises up.

16 Sep 18:16
The House debates the motion made by Sizani.

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16 Sep 18:08
An EFF MP refuses to speak before Malema, saying it will be dishonourable.

16 Sep 18:07
Frolick closes the debate as MPs call for order.

16 Sep 18:07
Vote for SA not Luthuli House, Maimane urges MPs.

16 Sep 18:06
The ANC says the won't abandon their own, but they have abandoned the poor, their voters and the destitute - Maimane

16 Sep 18:05
Maimane wants to know why the ANC attacked MPs instead of sticking to the debate.

16 Sep 18:05
Maimane returns to the podium.

16 Sep 18:04
Malema asks why the time for the next speaker was reduces from three minutes to 1 minutes. Frolick says it was the DA asking.

16 Sep 18:04
Pandor steps down, as the the leader of the opposition is up next.

16 Sep 18:03
A DA MP is defying Frolick as the chair repeatedly asks him to sit down.

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16 Sep 18:01
Pandor: Leaders of the ANC are excellent leaders in the Parliament.

16 Sep 18:00
Pandor urges MPs to vote against the motion and tells member to remember Steve Bhiko.

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16 Sep 17:56
Pandor: We are being diverted by sore losers.

16 Sep 17:56
Pandor says she objects the call by the opposition, which she labels as desperate coalition.

16 Sep 17:54
Minister Naledi Pandor takes the podium.

16 Sep 17:54
DA MP calls for Mabe to be brought to order, because she swore when she left the podium. Mabe could be heard whispering "bastard' as she left. Frolick says the motion is too late and should be done in writing.

16 Sep 17:51
The APC MP says they cannot support the motion.

16 Sep 17:50

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