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Nomusa Dube-Ncube voted in as KZN's first female premier

Eyewitness News logo Eyewitness News 2022/08/10 Nhlanhla Mabaso
MEC for Finance Nomusa Dube-Ncube speaks during the commemoration of national Women’s Day at the Esilahla Sports Ground in Richmond, KwaZulu_Natal on 9 August 2022. © @kzngov/Twitter MEC for Finance Nomusa Dube-Ncube speaks during the commemoration of national Women’s Day at the Esilahla Sports Ground in Richmond, KwaZulu_Natal on 9 August 2022.

DURBAN - The KwaZulu-Natal provincial legislature has officially voted Nomusa Dube-Ncube in as premier.

The legislature sat in Mooi River on Wednesday to nominate and elect a new premier to replace Sihle Zikalala, who left the post last week.

Two names were brought before the house - the African National Congress (ANC) with Dube-Ncube and the Democratic Alliance (DA) nominated Mabatho Tembe.

Dube-Ncube previously served as an MEC for different portfolios in KwaZulu-Natal.

She becomes the first female premier of the province.

The KwaZulu-Natal provincial legislature has elected Finance MEC Nomusa Dube-Ncube as premier of the province.

This means that for the first time since democracy began, the KwaZulu-Natal provincial government will be led by a female.

Dube-Ncube was up against the DA's Tembe, but secured the post with 45 votes to 11.

Dube-Ncube then officially took her oath of office.

"Thank you very much Acting Judge President Madondo, honourable members. I, Nomusa Dube-Ncube, swear that I will be faithful to the Republic of South Africa and will obey, respect and uphold the Constitution and all other laws of the Republic and I undertake to hold my office as Premier of the province of KwaZulu-Natal with honour and dignity," Dube-Ncube said.

She has promised to deliver in the best interest of the people.

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