by Ramotswedi Rammutla
Mahikeng – North West Finance MEC Motlalepula Rosho was on Thursday, August 26 sworn-in as the Acting Premier of North West.
This after the resignation of Professor Job Mokgoro who submitted his resignation to the Speaker of the North West Provincial Legislature on the same day.
“His resignation was accepted and in line with section 131 (1) (b) of the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa, 1996. It was therefore necessary that the Executive Council convenes to designate a member as an Acting Premier” announced the office of the premier.
The North West Executive Council had met earlier and nominated Rosho to act in the pisition.
Mokgoro will however remain a member of the Legislature.
The announced Premier elect by the ANC Bushy Maape was yet to be sworn in as a member of the Legislature.