MIDRAND - The leader of the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) Julius Malema and four other South African Members of Parliament were sworn in on Monday at the opening ceremony of the sixth ordinary session of the Pan African Parliament (PAP).
The others include National Council of Provinces (NCOP) chairperson Thandi Modise, Thoko Didiza the National Assembly house chairperson for internal arrangements, Mandlesizwe Zwelivelile Mandela, and Santosh Vinita Kalyan.
They are replacing Hunadi Mateme, Thandi Memela, Charles Nqakula, and Floyd Shivambu, while Kalyan will serve another two-year term, parliament said in a statement.
The five MPs were nominated for membership of the PAP on behalf of the South African Parliament by the NA and the NCOP on October 24 and 23 respectively.
After the swearing Malema said the PAP need to have "teeth" to be able to tackle errant governments on the continent in order to ensure that they follow democratic principles and tackle corruption.