ANC National Working Committee member and Environmental Affairs Minister Nomvula Mokonyane will also not be sworn into the National Assembly on Wednesday. Earlier it was announced that Deputy President David Mabuza has asked for his swearing in to be postponed until allegations against him have been dealt within the party’s Integrity Commission.
Parliamentary spokesperson, Moloto Mothapo, says they welcome the marginal increase in the number of women to represent political parties in the National Assembly.
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.
Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng will on Wednesday officially receive the list of designated members of Parliament and provincial legislatures from the Independent Electoral Commission.
With voting counting complete, Parliament says it is ready to welcome new Members of Parliament (MPs) and those of the National Council of Provinces (NCOP).