Modise sacks three MECs from her cabinet
NORTH West Premier Thandi Modise last night kicked out three MECs during the much-anticipated provincial cabinet reshuffle.
Former deputy speaker of the legislature Motlalepule Rosho replaces economic development and tourism MEC Tebogo Modise.
Nono Baloyi takes on the human settlements, public safety and liaison portfolio from Desbo Mohono, who is now MEC for agriculture.
China Dodovu becomes local government and traditional affairs MEC, replacing Paul Sebegoe, who is now MEC for finance.
Modise ousted public works, roads and transport MEC Mahlakeng Mahlakeng who has been on special leave for eight months; MEC for sports, arts and culture Hlomane Chauke; and MEC for agriculture Boitumelo Tshwene.
Louisa Mabe goes to education while Raymond Elisha is now MEC for public works, roads and transport.
The new members of the executive committee were immediately sworn into office by Judge President Monicca Leeuw of the North West High Court.
While congratulating the new MECs, Modise also said they cannot afford the luxury of celebrating or being detached from their communities.
"The pace of delivery needs to be redoubled as we shed our image of disunity and corruption and reposition ourselves to transforming the socio-economic and political landscape of the province and position it to a centre for excellent and decision makers."
She also thanked North West communities for their continued support of the executive.