On Friday 13 November 2015, the Speaker of the North West Provincial Legislature, Hon. Sussana Dantjie welcomed two Members of the Provincial Legislature, Hon. Sello Lehare and Hon. Joe McGluwa who were sworn in the same day (Friday 13 November) as Members of the Provincial Legislature.
Hon. Lehare is sworn in, in the vacant seat of the African National Congress (ANC) that Mr Collen Maine left vacant when he resigned last month while Hon McGluwa is taking up the vacant seat left by Hon. Chris Hattingh of the Democratic Alliance (DA) who was deployed to the National Council of Provinces yesterday (12 November 2015).
Schedule Act 73 of 1988 schedule 1a Section 23(1)(b) states that “in the event of a vacancy in the legislature to which this schedule applies, the party which the vacating member represented must fill the vacancy by nominating a person.” According to Section 107 of the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa, Hon. Lehare and Hon. McGluwa took an oath and affirmed faithfulness to the Republic and obedience to the Constitution before they could begin to perform their duties in the Legislature.
Hon. Lehare, who is also the provincial Deputy Chairperson of the ANC, said he is honoured that his party trusted him with this responsibility. “I thank the ANC for having trusted me with this responsibility. I will do my best to change the lives of the people of this province,” said Hon. Lehari.
Hon. McGluwa, who is also the leader of the DA in the province also said he is delighted to serve the people of the North West province. “I am delighted by the support I have received in the province and happy to serve the broader community of the North West province,” said Hon. McGluwa.
Hon. Dantjie welcomed the two new Members of the Provincial Legislature and said she hopes that their contribution will enhance the good work that the Legislature has been doing to improve the lives of the Bokone Bophirima province.
For further enquiries please contact the Executive Manager for the Office of the Speaker Mr Tebogo Chaane at 072 330 9494.
SOURCE: SOUTH AFRICAN OFFICIAL NEWS