IEC releases list of MPs

The Independent Electoral Commission yesterday released the official list of MPs and MPLs due to take up their seats in the national and provincial legislatures on May 6.

The Independent Electoral Commission yesterday released the official list of MPs and MPLs due to take up their seats in the national and provincial legislatures on May 6.

Heading the ANC's list for the National Assembly is party president Jacob Zuma, set to become South Africa's fourth president.

Outgoing President Kgalema Motlanthe is second, followed by outgoing Deputy President Baleka Mbete, Finance Minister Trevor Manuel and Winnie Madikizela-Mandela.

Last to make it into Parliament on the ANC's national list - in 126th place - is Molebogeng Dube.

However, because Zuma will be president and therefore resign as an MP, and Motlanthe's future role is not yet clear, Vincent Smith (127) and Beatrice Marshoff (128) might still make it into Parliament.

Dennis Bloem, who left the ANC to join Cope before the elections, is still at number 125 on the ANC's list, meaning Eugene Nqcobo (129) should also join his peers in the Assembly.

Intelligence Minister Siyabonga Cwele, at number 131, appears not to have made it, along with Deputy Education Minister Andre Gaum at 145.

The ANC's other 138 MPs - for a total of 264 - come from the party's nine provincial lists.

Altogether 19 from Eastern Cape, nine from Free State, Gauteng 31, KwaZulu-Natal 26, Limpopo 17, Mpumalanga 14, Northern Cape three, North West 11, and eight from Western Cape made it into Parliament.

Former Western Cape premier Ebrahim Rasool, in sixth spot on that list, moves to the Assembly, with former MPs Connie September (nine) and Randy Pieterse (10) just missing the cut. - Sapa

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