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JUST IN | New North West Premier Bushy Maape commits to work in collaboration with all political parties

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BUSHY MAAPE

By Thys Khiba

Mahikeng – Newly elected North West Premier Bushy Maape says he will work in collaboration with all political parties in delivery of services.

“We are perceptive to and accept the importance of diverse views aimed at improving public administration. We believe that broad consultation across sectors and stakeholders will enrich our decision making and enhance participatory governance,” said Maape. 

This is after Maape was this morning elected the new Premier of North West Province during a special sitting held at the North West Provincial Legislature.

Maape is expected to be sworn-in as the Premier of the Province this afternoon, at least 15:00 in a ceremony to be presided over by Judge President Monica Leeuw.

Maape thanked his political party, the ANC for choosing him as the province’s Premier.

“I also wish to thank the leadership of the ANC in the province and at Luthuli House for assigning me this responsibility jointly with others in the province.

We promise to honour and reward this vote of confidence by conducting the affairs of our office and delivering government services for the benefit of ALL people of the North West,” said Maape. 

He confirmed that some of his focus areas as newly elected Premier will be service delivery and job creation to the people of the embattled province.

“When we return in the next few days to speak to the people of the province, we will share with them our strategic focus areas building on the successes of those came before me. Some of these focus areas will be service delivery and job creation to the people of North West,” said Maape. 

During the elect the new Premier of the province in the Legislature Chamber, the DA fielded a candidate, Winston Rabotapi, who got five votes. The Provincial Secretary for the Economic Freedom Fighter (EFF), Papiki Babuile and some EFF members were absent, and those who attended, abstained from voting.

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