70-year-old Job Mokgoro new North West Premier

The North West Province has a new premier.

At 70 years old, Job Mokgoro was elected in the provincial legislature on Friday.

READ: ANC elects Job Mokgoro as new North West premier

The African National Congress (ANC) confirmed on Thursday that Mokgoro would succeed Supra Mahumapelo, who stepped down last month, after weeks of protests against his leadership.

Mokgoro previously served as director-general in the North West government and head of the National School of Government.

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Speaking to Ray White on The Midday Report, political analyst at North-West University, Professor Andre Duvenage said he thinks Mokgoro is an excellent choice under the circumstances.

He was initially part of the transition of Bophuthatswana into the new South Africa. Then he became director general of the province for a long time and at the moment, he is the head of the school of governance in the province.

Professor Andre Duvenage, Political analyst at North-West University

He has strong political as well as governance credentials and what is very important, he is to a certain extent impartial.

Professor Andre Duvenage, Political analyst at North-West University

Listen below to the full interview:


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