Members of Parliament will swear they will be faithful to the country, respect and uphold the Constitution and perform their duties as much as possible.
President Cyril Ramaphos arrives in the state address during the joint session of the Parliament in the National Assembly, Cape Town. Photo: GCIS.
CAPE TOWN – The Sixth Democratic Parliament in South Africa will meet on Wednesday morning when 400 members, many of them new, will be officially sworn in by Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng.
Mogoeng will also chair the election of the chairman, followed by a deputy.
At 14:00 Mogoeng will chair the presidential election of the country.
Cyril Ramaphos will be president, Tandy Modizze will be elected chairman, and Leccesa Cenol will return as his deputy, which is for sure.
But the opposition Democratic Alliance (YES) is set to nominate its own candidates. Party leader Mmusi Maimane said: "The bourgeoisie will meet early in the morning. We will certainly put forward the candidates we will offer [positions]. "
If any of the positions are contested, there will be a secret ballot, but the majority of the ANC will certainly see it.
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Looking at the works of the public gallery, they will be diplomats, presidents and political parties, as well as friends and family of the new MPs.
MEPs will swear they will be faithful to the country, respect and uphold the Constitution, and perform their duties as much as possible.
(Editing by Shimoney Regter)