Mokgoro sworn in as North West premier


RUSTENBURG, June 23 – The “party” is over for public servants in South Africa’s North West province, new premier Job Mokgoro said on Friday.

“We commit to work to restore stability…we shall deal with service delivery issues,” Mokgoro said after being elected unopposed as the premier of North West at a special sitting of the provincial legislature.

Political parties welcomed his election and urged him to root out corruption.

Earlier, Alfred Motsi of the Economic Freedom Fighters was ejected after objecting to the presence of North West Judge President Monica Leeuw, accusing her of letting the killers of Rustenburg councillor and corruption whistle-blower Moss Phakoe off the hook in 2014.

“We did not elect a judge. This is the judge who let go of bro Moss killers,” he said when Leeuw presided over the election of the premier.

Speaker Sussana Dantjie ordered Motsi to leave the chamber.

African News Agency (ANA)