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Mbete pleads with MPs to obey the rules of Parliament at #Sona2016

Baleka Mbete has pleaded with political parties to allow President Jacob Zuma to deliver his speech.

MBETE: Speaker Baleka Mbete in Parliament during a question and answer session by Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa on 19 November 2014. Picture: Aletta Gardner/EWN
National Assembly speaker Baleka Mbete,SONA2016,Sona update
Local Politics

JOHANNESBURG - National Assembly Speaker Baleka Mbete has appealed to political parties to obey the rules of Parliament and allow President Jacob Zuma to deliver his speech without any interruptions.

The Economic Freedom Fighters have threatened to disrupt the address if Zuma doesn’t first explain why he fired Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene in December.

Mbete says no questions are allowed in today’s sitting.

“They have not come to me about anything on this particular sitting this evening. I hope they do stay within the rules. They will have to be removed should they not cooperate with the chair.”

WATCH: The EFF confront Baleka Mbete on ‘point of order’ call

Parliament has used Twitter to remind members of the rules of the house. 

(Edited by Masechaba Sefularo)

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