African National Congress (ANC) MP Thandi Modise has been elected as Speaker of the National Assembly. Thandi Modise overcame the Democratic Alliance’s (DA) Richard Majola by 250 votes, whilst Majola only got 83 votes.
The City of Johannesburg is expected to table its 2019/2020 budget and present the city’s plans, programmes and priorities regarding service delivery, with no delays or objections.
Democratic Alliance (DA) Member of Parliament Phumzile Karlsen says while it is worrying to see the smaller percentage of women who are coming to parliament, she is happy her party has a diverse composition.
eThekwini municipality mayor Zandile Gumede in Kwazulu Natal is back at work, despite mounting pressure that she vacates her position amid allegations of corruption.
The Democratic Alliance (DA) remains the official opposition in the National Assembly, however, it has been dethroned as the official opposition in some provinces. Spokesperson Solly Malatsi says they need to reflect on the party’s performance in the elections.