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ANC’s Thoko Didiza elected speaker of SA’s national assembly

THOKO Didiza, a member of the African National Congress (ANC), has been elected as the new speaker of South Africa’s national assembly. The former agriculture minister secured 284 votes from the 400 newly-elected members of parliament in the vote held on Friday.

‘I will work with all the parties to ensure that we conduct the business of this parliament in a manner that indeed reflects the will of the people of South Africa. Thank you very much for this honour,’ Didiza stated after her election.

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Didiza’s role includes presiding over the nomination and election of a new president.

The ANC has also formed a coalition agreement with the opposition party, the Democratic Alliance (DA), to establish a government of national unity.

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