Fri. Oct 18th, 2019

David Makhura gets re-elected as Gauteng Premier

Gauteng has a new Premier.

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A close call at the polls gave the African National Congress (ANC) enough votes to re-establish control of South Africa’s most sought-after province. On Wednesday, David Makhura was re-elected as the Gauteng Premier.

Provincial legislatures, across the country, hosted the first sitting of the sixth legislature, where sworn members were allowed the opportunity to elect a Speaker and vote for a Premier.

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David Makhura beats Msimanga for Gauteng Premier

The same procession took place in the national legislature, where Thando Modise was unanimously elected as the Speaker of the House.

In Gauteng, the ANC managed to boot the DA’s Solly Msimanga out of the position he occupied with a narrow 38 votes. During the secret ballot process, it was noted that two votes were spoilt and one other was deemed as invalid.

David Makhura, in reaction to his win, stated that he is committed to serving the needs of the people of Gauteng.

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The province’s new Premier will be sworn in at the Emoyeni Conference Centre, in Johannesburg, on Wednesday.

South Africa’s elected Premiers

These are the elected Premiers of the other eight provinces:

Limpopo

  • Stan Mathabatha

Mpumalanga

  • Relifwe Mtsweni

Northern Cape

  • Zamani Saul

Free State

  • Sefora Ntombela

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North West

  • Job Mokgoro

Western Cape

  • Alan WInde

Eastern Cape

  • Oscar Mabuyane

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KwaZulu-Natal

  • Sihle Zikalala

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