Sihle Zikalala takes the lead as KZN premier, vows to emulate Mandela

Sihle Zikalala takes the lead as KZN premier, vows to emulate Mandela

Sihle Zikalala has taken over as the KwaZulu-Natal Premier and wishes to lead the provincial government with the late Nelson Mandela in mind as his role model. Zikalala says the government will work tirelessly for the people of the province.

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It's official! Sihle Zikalala has taken the position of KwaZulu-Natal Premier and wants to follow in Nelson Mandela's footsteps.

Speaking after he was elected at the Provincial Legislature today, Zikalala says that South Africa is renowned worldwide for its stable democracy, which had managed to inspire those around the globe.

The newly-anointed premier says his government will work tirelessly for it's people, commenting that:

“Following in the footsteps of Madiba, we undertake to use the power and authority bestowed by our people solely for their upliftment and realisation of a better life for all our people."

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Today saw 80 members of the Provincial Legislature sworn at for the begining of the 6th administration. Nontembeko Boyce has been elected as the speaker of the region, with Super Zuma elected as ANC chief whip.

Zikalala took the opportunity to remind members that the people want nothing less than service delivery, aiming not to disappoint those who had granted them power, reports IOL News.

The incoming premier will be sworn into office next Monday, saying that he is confident that, with the support of the ANC's allies, a new era of socio-economic growth will be ushered in.

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