Parliament - Mineral Resources Minister Gwede Mantashe has been left off the hook from being asked questions and heckled by MPs on his links with Bosasa as he was delivering his maiden speech.
EFF MP Mbuyiseni Ndlozi stood up and asked National Council of Provinces deputy chairperson Papi Tau if it was Mantashe’s maiden speech.
“Is it his maiden speech?” asked Ndlozi.
Tau confirmed and the rules of Parliament allow that MPs and ministers who deliver their maiden speech cannot be heckled.
Mantashe also said in the State of the Nation Address (Sona) debate on Tuesday it was his maiden speech.