IFP whip bids Parly farewell after 37 years

2014-03-13 21:04

It went past like a bullet, the National Assembly's longest-serving MP has told his colleagues.

Van der Merwe joke(s) in Parliament

2013-02-26 17:02

An announcement by an IFP MP has been mistaken for a Van der Merwe joke in a National Assembly sitting in Cape Town.

DA delivers fighting farewell

2012-11-22 22:26

Breaking a long tradition of jovial year-end farewell speeches, DA Chief Whip Watty Watson has launched a stinging attack on his ANC counterpart in the National Assembly.

Tshwane mayor not talking to IFP MP

2012-06-01 11:05

IFP MP Koos van der Merwe has laid a criminal charge against Tshwane Mayor Kgosientso Ramokgopa for allegedly ignoring him for four months.


MPs stage walkout after 'nonsense' ruling

2014-03-13 20:20

Following a set of verbal exchanges reminiscent of a Monty Python sketch, disagreement over the meaning of the word "nonsense" saw an MP ordered out of the National Assembly.

IFP whip becomes longest-serving MP

2012-11-30 14:36

Inkatha Freedom Party chief whip Koos van der Merwe has celebrated 35 years as an MP, making him the longest-serving member of the national legislature.

ANC vandalising Afrikaans, says IFP

2012-07-16 22:32

Inkatha Freedom Party Chief Whip Koos van der Merwe has accused the ANC government of vandalising Afrikaans.

Outcry over ConCourt review surprises Zuma

2012-03-15 18:43

President Jacob Zuma again defended the government's decision to assess how Constitutional Court rulings have impacted on the law.

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