The date for the first sitting of the National Assembly has been confirmed despite threats of boycott by the MK Party. 

The first sittings of the National Assembly (NA) and National Council of Provinces [NCOP] will take place at the Cape Town International Convention Centre [CTICC].

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The MK party has indicated that its 58 elected Members, who are expected to occupy seats in the National Assembly will boycott and not attend the first sitting. They are protesting the scheduling of the first sitting of the National Assembly, claiming it would not be constitutional. But Parliament has committed to go ahead with its first sitting.

National Assembly's first sitting date confirmed 
Raymond Zondo

THE OFFICIAL DATE FOR THE NATIONAL ASSEMBLY FIRST SITTING HAS BEEN CONFIRMED 

The first sitting of the National Assembly will be on Friday, 14 June 2024 at 10:00. During the first sitting of Parliament Chief Justice Raymond Zondo will administer the prescribed oath or affirmation, as the case may be, to members of the National Assembly.

Parliament has taken note of the letter from the MK Party informing the institution of its intention to challenge the validity of the election results as declared by the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC). 

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