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06 May 2009 10:45
Nomvula Paula Mokonyane was on Wednesday officially declared the premier of Gauteng.
Mokonyane was nominated by former Gauteng premier Paul Mashatile and the nomination was seconded by MP Lindiwe Maseko.
“We the undersigned nominate Nomvula Paula Mokonyane for the position of premier of Gauteng,” Mashatile told the house in Johannesburg.
There were no other nominations and therefore Mokonyane was declared the premier of the Gauteng province just after 10.30am.
Mokonyane and Mashatile hugged after the declaration and the house broke into ululation and applause.
Maseko was officially elected as the Speaker of the Provincial Legislature and in turn she presided over the election of her deputy, Stewart Ngwenya.—Sapa
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