Parliament fire | Speaker assures work will continue

Lawyers for alleged Parliament arsonist, Zandile Mafe will bring an urgent application tomorrow to have him released on bail. Mafe has been sent to Valkenberg hospital for mental observation, after a district surgeon found he was suffering from paranoid schizophrenia. eNCA's Ayesha Ismail has more details on this story. Courtesy #DStv403

JOHANNESBURG - The National Assembly says Parliament will continue its work despite a fire that gutted a large part of the building.

Speaker Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula says she's already been in discussions with various Chief Whips and party representatives about continuity.

READ: Presiding officers on the fire that gutted the National Assembly

Of particular importance are 37 bills that are currently before National Assembly committees.

The Police Portfolio Committee and Justice Committee are set to probe last year's unrest, and complaints brought against Western Cape Judge President John Hlophe respectively.

The State of the Nation address on 10 February will be delivered from the Cape Town City Hall.


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