5th Parliament swearing in ceremony of NA and NCOP

National Assembly and National Council of Provinces

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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.

EFF`s ridiculous allegations

The Office of the ANC Chief Whip dismisses the laughable and desperate claims by the EFF that the ANC has bussed in `hooligans` to Parliament to "deal with the EFF", "disrupt the House" and "render it dysfunctional".

Public Protector`s response to our concerns

The Office of the ANC Chief Whip notes the response of the Public Protector to our criticism of her decision to send a letter to the President. We vehemently reject her wild and baseless accusation that we don`t respect the Constitution and that we are interfering in her lawful duties. It has become that Office`s habit to label and demonise those who disagree with it on matters of principle.


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.