The EFF will not take part in the election of a new speaker for Parliament

The EFF will not take part in the election of a new speaker for the National Assembly, saying it will not participate in “rubber-stamping Ramaphosa’s violation of the separation of powers”.
Parliament is expected to hold a plenary sitting on Thursday to find a replacement for the position, after Thandi Modise’s appointment as the new minister of defence and military veterans in President Cyril Ramaphosa’s cabinet reshuffle two weeks ago.
Meanwhile, the Democratic Alliance (DA) says it will nominate its parliamentary caucus chairperson, Annelie Lotriet, to stand against Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula when the National Assembly elects a new Speaker on Thursday morning.
DA Chief Whip Natasha Mazzone said that Mapisa-Nqakula was the least suitable person to lead the National Assembly.
“The Democratic Alliance has of course complained about the nomination and we think it is absolutely bizarre. We’re not going to stand idly by and let the nomination go. We are putting up a fight, we are putting up our own nominee as Speaker of the National Assembly and we are going to try our level best to beta this particular candidate,” Mazzone said.

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