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ANC bid to fill Kekana's post

By unknown | May 08, 2009 | COMMENTS [ 0 ]

Alex Matlala

Alex Matlala

In a bid to strengthen Cassel Mathale's new administration, the ANC will appoint a new candidate to fill the shoes of former Waterberg district mayor Pinky Kekana.

Kekana was sworn-in as MEC for roads and transport yesterday by Mathale in the Limpopo legislature in Lebowakgomo.

Kekana will replace Mathale, who took over from Justice Pitso, who is now the ambassador to Cuba.

Mathale served for about a month as an MEC, after which he was appointed premier following the resignation of Sello Moloto, who joined the Congress of the People (Cope).

Kekana, who is also the deputy provincial secretary of the ANC, becomes the fourth MEC for roads and transport in less than five months.

ANC spokesperson in Limpopo Ishmael Kgetjepe said the position would probably be filled next week to avoid disrupting service delivery in the district.

Kgetjepe said the ANC would appoint the right person who would serve the interests of communities in the region with distinction.

Ketjepe refuted rumours that mayors and senior government officials who served under Moloto and former president Thabo Mbeki would be kicked out of Mathale's government.

Meanwhile, Joshua Matlou of the Greater Letaba municipality and deputy regional chairperson is to replace Humphrey Mokgobi as the new mayor of Mopani District.

Mokgobi has been redeployed to Parliament in Cape Town.

At the time of going to press it was not yet known who was going to replace Matlou as the new mayor for the Greater Letaba municipality.


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