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Fresh faces head to Parliament

The fifth democratic Parliament will convene tomorrow, with several new members among its ranks.

The fifth democratic Parliament will convene tomorrow, with several new members among its ranks. Picture: File.

CAPE TOWN - There will be a number of new faces in the National Assembly tomorrow with several smaller parties having won seats in the recent elections.

Many party representatives will be making their voices heard for the first time when the fifth democratic Parliament convenes in Cape Town.

The session will see the official Parliamentary election of the State President as well as the Speaker and Deputy Speaker of the House.

With over 20 seats, party leaders representing the Economic Freedom Fighters will reportedly sign 12-month performance-based contracts, agreeing to be recalled if they do not cut it in Parliament.

The National Freedom Party, which won six seats, will be sending - among others - Professor Nhlanhla Khubisa who comes equipped with an Education Philosophy Doctorate from the University of Zululand.

The African Christian Democratic Party will send known faces, Reverend Kenneth Meshoe, Steve Swart and Cheryllyn Dudley while the Pan Africanist Congress will be represented by its chairperson, Alton Mphethi.