Mathale is Limpopo premier

Chairperson of the ANC in Limpopo Cassel Mathale is expected to be sworn in as the new premier of the province.

Chairperson of the ANC in Limpopo Cassel Mathale is expected to be sworn in as the new premier of the province.

The swearing in of Mathale today comes weeks after he was chosen by the Limpopo Provincial Government Executive Committee to act as premier of the province.

The position became vacant after the resignation of Sello Moloto who has since joined the Cope early this month. Sources close to Sowetan said the ANC could have endorsed local government and housing MEC Maite Nkoana-Mashabane's name because of her track record over the years since 2004.

Mathale still stands a good chance to become premier after the April 22 elections. - Alex Matlala

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