National Assembly speaker and ANC chairperson, Baleka Mbete worked with late struggle stalwart, OR Tambo whilst in exile.
Mbete previously served as the Deputy President of South Africa from 2008 to 2009 under Kgalema Motlanthe.
The ANC is still in the process of finalising the names of its members to fill vacancies in the National Assembly left by amongst others, former speaker Baleka Mbete.
Former Minister of Home Affairs Malusi Gigaba and Speaker of the fifth Parliament, Baleka Mbete, will not take up their seats in Parliament on Wednesday.
National Assembly speaker, Baleka Mbete, has refused a request by the Democratic Alliance (DA) for parliament to reconvene a special sitting on Eskom.
The Speaker of the National Assembly, Baleka Mbete has offered her condolences to the African National Congress (ANC) Chief Whip, Jackson Mthembu, after his daughter, Khwezi apparently committed suicide.
National Assembly speaker Baleka Mbete says it is all systems go for the State of the Nation Address Thursday evening.
The State Of the Nation Address (SONA) has had some controversies in the past with disruptions and a delay in 2018. With SONA scheduled to take place on the 7th of February National Assembly speaker Baleka Mbete expects proceedings to be back to normal in 2019.
The Speaker of the National Assembly Baleka Mbete says there is nothing sinister about some dignitaries not responding to their invitation to attend the opening of Parliament.
The Inkatha Freedom Party (IFP) wants National Assembly Speaker, Baleka Mbete, to refer President Cyril Ramaphosa to be investigated by both the Powers and Privileges and the Joint Ethics Committees.