Western Cape Premier, Alan Winde, on Thursday, unveiled his new league of MECs after members of the ruling party in the province were sworn in at the legislature.
The DA’s 55.45% victory at the Western Cape polls secured 24 of the 42 seats for the DA.
Alan Winde gets straight to business
Therefore, it was only a matter of formality to have Winde challenged by the ANC’s Cameron Dugmore for the position of Premier.
It was expected that Ebrahim Rasool would challenge for the Premeir position, since he was at the forefront of the ANC’s campaign efforts in the province.
However, Rasool stated that he has tendered his resignation from provincial legislature.
Ladies and gentlemen, I present to you the new Cabinet of the Western Cape Provincial Government. 🇿🇦 pic.twitter.com/Cygt9qRwRt
— Premier Alan Winde (@alanwinde) May 23, 2019
Alas, as reported by EWN, the first order of business was for the new Premier to select his provincial Cabinet. This is the complete list of MECs that will work with Alan Winde to resume with the province’s transformation project.
Western Cape gets a fresh Cabinet update
MEC for Finance
- David Maynier
MEC for Community Safety
- Albert Fritz
MEC for Education
- Debbie Schafer
MEC for Transport and Public Works
- Bonginkosi Madikizela
MEC for Health
- Nomafrench Mbombo
MEC for Agriculture
- Ivan Meyer
MEC for Social Development
- Sharna Fernandez
MEC for Human Settlements
- Tertius Simmers
MEC for Cultural Affairs and Sport
- Anroux Marais
MEC for Local Government
- Anton Bredell
Donald Grant was, surprisingly, not mentioned in the list of MECs. However, after serving in the Transport and Public Works portfolio in the previous administration, Winde announced that Grant would serve as the special advisor to the Premier.