Premier David Makhura's new MECs include Panyaza Lesufi, Faith Mazibuko

Premier David Makhura's new MECs include Panyaza Lesufi, Faith Mazibuko

- Gauteng premier David Makhura has revealed his appointees to the executive council

- They include Panyaza Lesufi and Faith Mazibuko, among others

- Makhura is expected to elaborate on the team's goals during their swearing-in on Thursday

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Gauteng Premier David Makhura has announced his picks for the members of his executive council.

In a statement, Makhura said he selected candidates who "meet the highest ethical and service delivery standards".

He also said that his team represents the ANC's " accumulated governance experience".

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His team includes Faith Mazibuko as MEC for community safety, Nomantu Nkomo-Ralehoko for education MEC and Lebogang Maile as MEC for human settlements, among others.

Additionally, former Gauteng education MEC, Panyaza Lesufi, has been appointed as MEC for finance and e-government. Lesufi is an outspoken official who is no stranger to the headlines.

He recently stirred controversy when he announced plans to remove Afrikaans as a language of instruction in certain schools, as well as a widespread plan to rename a number of schools. 

The rest of Makhura's team includes Dr Bandile Masuku as MEC for health, Thuliswa Nkabinde-Khawe for social development MEC and Dr Kgosientsho Ramokgopa as MEC for economic development, agriculture and environment, according to News24.

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These appointees are set to be sworn in on Thursday morning at the Emoyeni Conference Centre in Parktown, Johannesburg, has gathered.

At the event, Makhura is expected to elaborate on his goals for the team as well as the agenda he intends to pursue in his next term as premier.

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