Former SA Defence Minister Mapisa-Nqakula Nominated for Speaker of Parliament Position

Former Minister of South Africas National Defence Forces, Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula has been nominated by ANC as their candidate to become new speaker of Parliament.

President Cyril Ramaphosa fired Nqakula as defence and military veterans minister last week.

Ramaphosa appointed National Assembly speaker Thandi Modise as defence minister last week.

The ANC caucus met on Tuesday morning and was briefed by ANC chairperson Gwede Mantashe.

The ANC caucus welcomed Mapisa-Nqakula’s nomination, said its acting chairperson Nomfanelo Kota.

Parliament is currently in recess but will reconvene next week. Deputy Speaker Lechesa Tsenoli is the acting speaker.

A date for the election of the new speaker will be determined with the Office of the Chief Justice, as the chief justice or a judge designated by him must preside over the proceedings.

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