New North West Cogta MEC to be sworn in

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The swearing in of the newly appointed North West MEC for Co-operative Governance, Human Settlements and Traditional Affairs, Lena Miga is expected to take place on Friday morning after it was postponed on Thursday.

Miga’s appointment follows the sacking of Mmoloki Cwaile as MEC by Premier Job Mokgoro.

Mokgoro’s action is reported to be informed by Cwaile’s alleged defiance in renewing the contract of the head of Human Settlements, Advocate Neo Sephuthi, and his subsequent termination of a contract worth R300 million relating to performance management.

Provincial government spokesperson Brian Setswambung explains why the swearing in ceremony was postponed.

“This postponement is necessitated by the outstanding documents that needed to satisfy the swearing judge to go ahead smoothly with the swearing-in. Therefore such documents are available and the swearing-in ceremony will then proceed unhindered,” adds Setswambung.

Political tensions between North West Premier Job Mokgoro and some ANC members in his cabinet: