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By Alex Japho Matlala

Journalist


Limpopo swears in new premier and legislative members today

Judge President George Phatudi oversees the inauguration of Limpopo's new premier and 64 legislators in Lebowakgomo.


Limpopo is not only getting a new premier today, but also 64 leaders to work with the provincial government on service delivery and legislature.

The members of the provincial legislature for the seventh administration will be inaugurated today by Judge President George Phatudi at the Limpopo legislature chamber in Lebowakgomo municipality.

64 seats

Of the 64 seats, the ANC will have 48, nine for the Economic Freedom Fighters and four for the Democratic Alliance.

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The remaining three will be shared between the uMkhonto weSizwe party, United Africans Transformation party and the Freedom Front Plus.

5th premier election

Phatudi will not only oversee the election of the new speaker and deputy speaker, but will also help with the election of the fifth premier of Limpopo.

The new premier will succeed Stan Mathabatha, who was re-elected after the 2019 general election.

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