WATCH: 6th Parliament rises - MPs vow to keep it accountable

2019-05-22 21:41
President Cyril Ramaphosa and his wife, Tshepo Motsepe, arrive at Parliament. (Screengrab)

President Cyril Ramaphosa and his wife, Tshepo Motsepe, arrive at Parliament. (Screengrab)

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WATCH LIVE: MPs elect new National Assembly speaker and president

2019-05-22 14:12

South Africa's sixth democratic Parliament is expected to elect the next speaker and the new president of the country in Cape Town. Watch. WATCH

New members of Parliament were sworn in at the National Assembly on Wednesday.

The 400-strong group took the oath or affirmation, with some promising to hold the sixth democratically elected president accountable for his promises.

Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng presided over the ceremony. He had asked MPs to seriously consider the country's challenges in their meditation or prayer.

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