Mapisa-Nqakula a crisis recycled

Political analyst William Gumede was spot-on when telling this newspaper that the nomination of former defence minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula as speaker of the National Assembly was tantamount to the ANC “recycling a crisis”.

On Tuesday, the ANC’s parliamentary caucus nominated Mapisa-Nqakula to be elected as speaker, effectively swapping roles with Thandi Modise who has taken over the defence portfolio.  ..

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