The new Premier of the North West, Professor Job Mokgoro, has promised to work with all political parties in the province to bring about stability and service delivery.

Former premier Supra Mahumapelo resigned last month, following violent protests by residents, some of whom were accusing him of corruption.

Mokgoro, who was nominated by the ANC, gave his maiden speech after being elected unopposed in the provincial legislature in Mahikeng.

“As we differ as political parties, the one thing that is common denominator among us – are the people of this province, especially those marginalised communities. For their sake I would like to assure this honourable House of my commitment to work with all parties so that we achieve the goals and objectives of the NDP. And indeed in this context the function of robust oversight is very critical, if we’re to maximise our efforts in delivering to our people.”

Professor Job Mokgoro, the ANC’s candidate, was elected unopposed as the new premier of the North West. He replaces Supra Mahumapelo who resigned last month from the position, and yesterday as a member of parliament.

Judge president Monica Leeuw presided over the election of the new premier.

“I am satisfied that the nomination is properly completed and duly signed. And I ask for any other nomination, and seems there were none. And since there’s no any other nomination, I now declare the Honourable Job Tebogo Mokgoro elected as the new premier of the North West province.”