ANC's caucus in Parliament to be led by women for first time

ANC's caucus in Parliament to be led by women for first time

- The ANC's caucus for the sixth Parliament is set to be headed by women for the first time

- MPs will hold several senior positions in the National Assembly and NCOP

- Ace Magashule says these lists were accepted unanimously by the ANC NEC

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For the first time, the ANC's caucus in Parliament will be led by two female MPs.

Former Eastern Cape MEC Pemmy Majodina has been confirmed as the party's new chief whip, while Thandi Modise will take over as National Assembly Speaker.

Additionally, Nomvula Mokonyane will take on the role of chair of chairs, despite the ANC's integrity commission raising concerns with her candidacy.

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Since Thandi Modise will no longer be the chairperson of the National Council of Provinces, Amos Masondo will take up her former role, according to Eyewitness News.

Sylvia Lucas will serve as Masondo's deputy at the NCOP, while Seiso Mohai will continue in his capacity as NCOP chief whip.

These appointments were finalised during a meeting of the ANC NEC on Monday. 

Ace Magashule, the ANC's secretary-general, said that the appointees had been accepted unanimously. He said the list was adopted with "no issues". 

However, several individuals on the ANC's list remain controversial - including Malusi Gigaba, Bathabile Dlamini and Magashule himself. 

Likewise, Nomvula Mokonyane, who will lead the chairpersons of all ANC committees, has also been implicated in corruption.

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Nevertheless, Ace Magashule said that the ANC would no focus its attention back on its parliamentary agenda, Briefly.co.za has gathered. The controversial candidates appear to be here to stay.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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