Date set for first sitting of the 7th parliament

Posted on June 11, 2024
by Yashmika Dukaran

Parliament has announced that it will proceed as legally mandated with the inaugural sessions of the National Assembly and the National Council of Provinces.

Chief Justice Raymond Zondo stated on Monday that the first session of the seventh Parliament will occur on 14 June, and the National Council of Provinces will meet for the first time on 15 June.

In its statement, Parliament confirmed there are no legal barriers to this process.

The sessions will proceed without the participation of the MK Party.

The uMkhonto weSizwe Party is seeking to block the first session due to what it claims are unresolved irregularities in the recent elections.

The party, which secured 58 seats, contends the elections were neither free nor fair and has threatened to boycott Parliament's first session.

In response, Parliament has cancelled all flight and accommodation arrangements for MK Party members to avoid unnecessary expenses.

The parliamentary administration is currently organizing travel for all incoming MPs.