The newly elected North West Premier, Bushy Maape has promised both the ruling party and the community of the North West that he will not disappoint them.

Maape made the commitment during his acceptance speech at the provincial legislature in Mahikeng. He was elected with 21 votes from African National Congress  (ANC) members.

Democratic Alliance(DA) contender, Winton Rabotapi received five votes.

Maape says his administration will prioritise service delivery and job creation.

“I make this promise that we as the collective will not disappoint you as the organisation that has assigned us the responsibility and neither will we disappoint the people of the North West and we don’t have a long story or long narrative to tell you. We just want to talk about service delivery and job creation.” says the newly elected North West premier, Bushy Maape.

Maape has also made a commitment to fight corruption and to combat gender based violence.

“We want to commit ourselves to fight poverty and inequality. We commit to combat gender based violence wherever it’s rears its stubborn and ugly head. Together we will form a strong battalion against corruption. Together we will move this province forward.” Bushy Maape added.

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