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Speaker`s decision on EFF MPs

The Office of the ANC Chief Whip notes and accepts the decision of the Speaker of the National Assembly not to suspend EFF Members of Parliament pending the process of the Powers and Privileges Committee, which is currently looking into their disruptive conduct.

Premature adjournment of the Ad Hoc Committee

The Office of the ANC Chief Whip is disappointed by the needless filibustering tactics today by the opposition parties in the ad hoc committee set up to consider the President`s report regarding security upgrades at his Nkandla private residence. Due to this stonewalling by the very same parties who ostensibly support accountability, the committee has lost a day`s work it may never recover.

EFF`s approach of courts regarding suspension

The Office of the ANC Chief Whip welcomes the decision of the EFF to approach the court regarding its looming suspension from Parliament following their acts of hooliganism last week. Ideally, we would have given the party free legal advice that it should simply provide the Speaker with reasons why its rowdy and disruptive MPs should not be suspended, rather than go to courts. This would have certainly saved them unnecessary legal fees. However, we believe that approaching the court will provide them with the necessary lessons on parliamentary rules and procedures.

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Alexandria ANC PCO donates rugby kit to school

The Parliamentary Constituency Office of the ANC in Alexandria has donated a rugby kit to Ukhanyo High School on Thursday 31st May 2012 at the school premises. The kit was presented by Brian Maloni who administers the activities of the Alexandria PCO.

Madiba fought for the liberation of all races

Mandela understood that racism and racially discriminatory practices degraded and dehumanised both the oppressed and the oppressors. Thus our national liberation struggle was waged for the liberation of all South Africans, both black and white. The struggle was not against white people. It was against the apartheid system.

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