ANC and DA do a deal over president and speaker 

The DA will support Cyril Ramaphosa being elected South Africa’s president on Friday afternoon. 

The parties reached an agreement shortly after 10am during the first sitting of the National Assembly.

“It’s done. We have a deal,” a senior DA MP who wished to remain anonymous told TimesLive. 

Sources confirmed that the DA will support Ramaphosa’s election as president. 

In return, Minister of Agriculture Thoko Didiza will become the speaker, and the ANC will support the election of a DA deputy speaker. 

The DA will nominate Annelie Lotriet for the deputy speaker position.

The ANC’s Mdumiseni Ntuli is expected to be the incoming chief whip.

Compiled by Staff Writer

Pictured above: Cyril Ramaphosa. 

Source: File

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