ANC NEC: Everything you need to know
The ANC finalised its candidates for parliament at a special National Executive Committee (NEC) meeting in Cape Town on Monday.
The parliamentary candidates were nominated by the party’s provincial leaders from all the provinces, except the Western Cape.
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Here’s what you need to know:
As of Wednesday, Thandi Modise will be the National Assembly speaker and Lechesa Tsenoli will remain deputy National Assembly speaker.
Doris Dlakude will remain ANC deputy chief whip, while Seiso Mohai will be the chief whip of the National Council of Provinces (NCOP).
Sylvia Lucas, the current Northern Cape premier, will be stepping in as deputy chair.
Cameron Dugmore will lead the opposition in the Western Cape, while Pule Mabe will be the ANC’s full-time spokesperson.
Former Eastern Cape MEC Pemmy Majodina will be sworn in as the party’s chief whip, replacing Jackson Mthembu.
Amos Masondo will take over the chairmanship of the NCOP from Modise. Job Mokgoro, who replaced Supra Mahumapelo, will continue as North West premier.
Chair of chairpersons
Nomvula Mokonyane was nominated as parliament chair of chairpersons.
Her new role will mean she will oversee parliamentary committees whose job it is to conduct oversight on the executive and government departments and institutions.
Other duties include monitoring committee expenditure after legislative approval has been obtained.