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WATCH | Date set for first sitting of the 7th Parliament

WATCH | Date set for first sitting of the 7th Parliament Janine2 Tue, 06/11/2024 - 06:00 National Assembly Parliament cancels MK Party members flights (1of2) South African President Cyril Ramaphosa (C) delivers his 2023 state-of-the-nation address (SONA) at the Cape Town City Hall in Cape Town on February 9, 2023. Parliament says it s going ahead as legally required to facilitate the first sitting of the National Assembly and the National Council of Provinces.  PARLIAMENT - Parliament says it s going ahead as legally required to facilitate the first sitting of the National Assembly and the National Council of Provinces.Chief Justice Raymond Zondo declared on Monday the first sitting of the seventh Parliament will be on 14 June, while the first sitting of the National Council of Provinces will be on 15 June.In a statement, Parliament says there are no legal impediments preventing this process. Proceedings are set to go ahead without the presence of the MK Party.The uMkhonto weSizwe Party wants to interdict the first sitting over what it calls unresolved irregularities with recent elections.The party, which has obtained 58 seats, maintains the elections were not free and fair and has threatened to boycott the first sitting of Parliament. Parliament says it has decided to cancel all flight and accommodation bookings for MK Party members in order to avoid incurring fruitless and wasteful expenditure. The parliamentary administration is currently making travel arrangements for all incoming MPs. National Assembly Parliament cancels MK Party members flights (2of2) STATEMENT ON THE MK PARTY S CHALLENGE TO ELECTION RESULTS AND BOYCOTT OF FIRST SITTING 

For a soundbite for the Spokesperson of Parliament, Mr Moloto Mothapo, please click: https://t.co/yGzinGJv1O

Parliament, Monday, 10 June 2024 - Parliament has taken note of the letter from…— Parliament of RSA (@ParliamentofRSA) June 10, 2024


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