SOUTH AFRICA’S MPUMALANG PROVINCE HAS FIRST WOMAN PREMIER

MBOMBELA, SOUTH AFRICA– The Member of the Executive Council (MEC) for Co-operative Governance in Mpumalanga, Refilwe Mtshweni, has been elected and sworn in as the first premier of the northeastern South African province.

Mtshweni took over as head of the provincial government from the former premier Davd Mabuza, who was named as Deputy SPresident of South Africa by President Cyril Ramaphosa last month.

Mtshweni was sworn in here Tuesday by the President of Mpumalanga Division of the High Court, Justice Francis Legodi.

In her acceptance speech, Mtshweni re-assured the public that their needs will be prioritised.

I will continue to prioritise all the issues we had committed ourselves to, as per the social contract we entered into with the people of Mpumalanga during the 2014 general election,” she said.

“The government remains committed to providing quality service to the people and ensuring that the lives of the people of Mpumalanga change for the better.”

Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK