Job Mokgoro has embraced his new position as premier of the North West said that he was still fit and able to be productive and bring the necessary changes that the province needs.
The 70-year-old was elected and sworn in on Friday after the ANC raced to meet the 30 day deadline after Supra Mahumapelo resigned as premier.
Mokgoro's age has had his critics question whether he is able to take on the stressful position and bring change to the beleaguered province.
He has promised to bring change to the province and restore confidence in the hearts of the residents as well as unify the province.
Mokgoro gave his first speech as premier and looked unfazed despite the EFF's best attempts to rattle him ahead of his swearing-in ceremony.
He dismissed concerns over his close relationship to Mahumapelo who he had worked with recently. He did however promise that he would try to be a better leader to the people of the North West.
The new premier issued a stern warning to those who were involved in corrupt activities and said that things were going to change.
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