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Parliament says the election of the new National Assembly speaker will go ahead on Thursday, despite the last-minute legal threats against the election from non-governmental organisation  the New Nation Movement (NMM) and the stayaway by the EFF. 

Former defence minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula is expected to be nominated by the ANC, which holds the majority of the seats in the house, as the new speaker. Former speaker Thandi Modise was appointed as Mapisa-Nqakula’s replacement, in the cabinet during a reshuffle of the executive by President Cyril Ramaphosa earlier in August. ..

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