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WATCH LIVE: ANC's Thandi Modise, DA's Richard Majola nominated as Speaker

MPs are swearing an oath to be faithful to the country, respect and uphold the Constitution and to do their duty to the best of their ability.

Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng. Picture: GCIS

CAPE TOWN - Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng is presiding over the swearing-in of 400 new Members of Parliament.

MPs are swearing an oath to be faithful to the country, respect and uphold the Constitution and to do their duty to the best of their ability. The designated members will choose to either take the oath or make an affirmation in whichever of the 11 official languages they're most comfortable with.

The first group of MPs to take the oath included Cyril Ramaphosa and Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma.

After the swearing in of all MPs, Mogoeng is presiding over the election of the Speaker of the National Assembly, followed by the deputy.

The ANC nominated Thandi Modise as the Speaker of the National Assembly, which she accepted.

The DA nominated Richard Majola for the position, which he also accepted.

A secret ballot is now under way.

At 2pm, Mogoeng will then preside over the election of the president of the country.

WATCH: New MPs sworn in

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