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Former Deputy President sworn in as Member of Parliament

Written by More Matshediso

The former Deputy President of South Africa David Mabuza was sworn in as the African National Congress (ANC) Member of Parliament.

The swearing-in ceremony of the former Deputy President was conducted by Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng on Tuesday at Sefako Makgatho Presidential Guesthouse in Pretoria.

The ceremony was also attended by the President Cyril Ramaphosa and the Speaker of the National Assembly Thandi Modise.

Provincial legislatures

Meanwhile, Gauteng Premier David Makhura also announced ten Members of the Executive Council (MECs) on Wednesday. The new MECs will be sworn in on Thursday at Emoyeni Conference Centre in Johannesburg.

The new MECs are as follows:

  • Finance and e-Government: Panyaza Lesufi
  • Education: Nomantu Nkomo-Ralehoko
  • Community Safety: Faith Mazibuko
  • Human Settlements, Urban Planning and COGTA: Lebogang Maile
  • Social Development: Thuliswa Nkabinde
  • Public Transport and Road Infrastructure: Jacob Mamabolo
  • Infrastructure Development and Property Management: Tasneem Motara
  • Economic Development, Agriculture and Environment: Sputla Kgosientso Ramokgopa
  • Sport, Arts, Culture and Recreation: Mbali Hlophe
  • Health: Bandile Masuku

Premier Makhura said the MECs represent accumulated governance experience, new energy and fresh ideas to fulfil the growth and development mandate of the sixth administration.

“These newly-appointed MECs will put the interest of the people first and meet the highest ethical and service delivery standards in the conduct of their work,” he said.

In the North West, Premier Job Mokgoro announced the new MECs below to serve in the provincial cabinet: 

  • Finance: Motlalepula Rosho
  • Education: Wendy Matsemela
  • Health: Madoda Sambatha
  • Social Development: Boitumelo Moiloa
  • Public Works & Roads: Oageng Molapisi
  • Community Safety and Transport Management: Sello Lehari
  • Agriculture & Rural Development: Desbo Mohono
  • Arts, Culture, Sports & Recreation: Tsotso Tlhapi
  • Economic Development, Environment & Tourism: Keneitswe Mosenogi
  • Cooperative Governance, Human Settlement and Traditional Affairs: Gordon Kegakilwe

Premier Mokgoro said he is confident that the team is fully capable of taking forward the aspirations of the people of the North West.

“They represent the best we have to offer at this juncture to tackle the triple challenge of unemployment, poverty and inequality.”

In the Free State, Premier Sisi Ntombela announced the MECs as follows:

  • Agriculture and Rural Development: William Bulwane
  • Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs: Thembeni Nxangisa
  • Economic, Small Business Development, Tourism & Environmental Affairs: Makalo Mohale
  • Education: Tate Makgoe
  • Finance: Gadija Brown
  • Health: Montseng Tsiu
  • Police, Roads and Transport: Sam Mashinini
  • Public Works and Human Settlements: Motshidisi Koloi
  • Social Development: Mamiki Qabathe
  • Sport, Arts, Culture and Recreation: Limakatso Mahasa

Premier Ntombela said the team will uproot corruption to ensure that the province abides by the principles of sound financial management and good governance.

In KwaZulu-Natal, Premier Sihle Zikalala announced the following MECs:

  • Agriculture and Rural Development: Bongi Sithole-Moloi
  • Arts and Culture, Sports and Recreation: Hlengiwe Mavimbela
  • Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs: Sipho Hlomuka
  • Economic Development, Tourism and Environmental Affairs: Nomusa Dube-Mncube
  • Education: Kwazi Mshengu
  • Health: Nomagugu Simelane Zulu
  • Social Development: Nonhlanhla Khoza
  • Transport, Community Safety and Liaison: Mxolisi Kaunda
  • Provincial Treasury: Ravi Pillay
  • Public Works and Human Settlements: Peggy Nkonyeni

Zikalala urged all citizens to partner with government to reduce poverty, unemployment and inequality in the province.