"Where is that corrupt bastard?" That's how newly appointed MP Brian Molefe was received by opposition MPs as he made his first appearance in the National Assembly yesterday as a backbencher. He was seated towards the rear of the chamber and smiled as Speaker Baleka Mbete announced that he had been duly sworn in. Mbete said the vacancy in the National Assembly was due to the resignation of Abram Mudau. But, according to City Press, Mudau was ordered to resign to make way for Molefe. The former MP has denied this, saying he resigned for personal reasons. "I resigned in November because of a broken leg and arm, which put me in and out of hospital - that was when I told the ANC of my resignation," he told Destiny magazine. Molefe filled the vacancy with effect from February 14. "The honourable member was sworn in in the Speaker's office today. I would like to welcome the honourable member," said Mbete. Opposition MPs booed as Mbete made the announcement. "Where is that corrupt bastard?...

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