Chief Justice of South Africa, Mogoeng Mogoeng, will receive the lists of designated members of parliament and members of the nine provincial legislatures in a ceremony at the Constitutional Court today. The lists will be received from the Electoral Commission, also known as IEC, after calculating the number of party representatives that will make up the national and provincial bodies.
This comes after general elections took place last week when citizens chose national and provincial government representatives from among numerous political parties. The Free State Provincial Legislature is made up of 30 seats.
So a list of political representatives who will occupy these seats for the next five years will be included in the lists handed over to Chief Justice Mogoeng.
According to a statement by the office of the chief justice, the list for national assembly will then be considered by the acting secretary to parliament in preparation for the first sitting of the assembly.
“The chief justice will also hand the lists of designated provincial legislatures to the judges president who have been designated by the chief justice to preside over the first sittings of the provincial legislatures,” said Nathi Mncube, spokesperson of the South African Judiciary.
Chief Justice Mogoeng will preside over the first sitting of the national assembly to administer the oath or solemn affirmation to members of the national assembly in accordance to the constitution.
Sisi Ntombela has been put forward by the African National Congress (ANC) as a Premier Candidate for the province along with seven other representatives where the party won provincially. – Nomaqhawe Mtebele