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New ANC Members of Parliament sworn in

Aug 14, 2018
New ANC Members of Parliament sworn in

The Office of the African National Congress (ANC) Chief Whip on Tuesday announced new deployments to the National Assembly to fill existing vacancies in the ANC Parliamentary Caucus.

"These vacancies were created primarily due to the passing on of some members of our Caucus and the redeployment of other comrades to positions of responsibility outside Parliament," said ANC Chief Whip, Jackson Mthembu.

The following comrades were sworn in as ANC Members of Parliament:

  • Noxolo Abrahams-Ntantiso: filling a vacancy on the Eastern Cape-to-National List arising from the passing of comrade Fezeka Loliwe.
  • Albert Mammoga Seabi: filling a vacancy on the National List arising from the passing of comrade Nomzamo Winnie Madikizela-Mandela.
  • Daniel Jabu Kabini: filling a vacancy on the National List arising from the redeployment of comrade Nokuzola Sisisi Tolashe.
  • Nomvuzo Francisca Shabalala: filling a vacancy on the National List rising from the resignation of comrade Mduduzi Manana.

The following members of the Executive were also sworn in as Members of Parliament today.

"These members of the Executive were previously appointed in terms of Section 91 (3)(C) of the Constitution, which states that the President may select no more than two Ministers outside of the National Assembly."

  • Minister Nomvula Mokonyane: now deployed from the National List and not in terms of Section 91(3)(C) of the Constitution; replacing President Cyril Ramaphosa who is no longer a Member of Parliament following his election as President of the Republic of South Africa.
  • Deputy Minister Ellen Molekane: now deployed from the National List and not in terms of Section 91(3)(b) of the Constitution; replacing comrade Fikile Mbalula following his resignation from Parliament.
  • Deputy Minister Thembi Majola: now deployed from the National List and not in terms of Section 91(3)(b) of the Constitution; replacing comrade Lynn Brown following her resignation from Parliament.

"The Office of the ANC Chief Whip welcomes these comrades to the ANC Parliamentary Caucus and congratulates them on their deployment. We look forward to working with them in serving the people of South Africa," Mthembu said.