JOHANNESBURG: The ANC has confirmed that 70-year-old Job Mokgoro is its North West premier candidate to replace Supra Mahumapelo.
Former North West director-general Professor Job Mokgoro, South Africa’s ambassador to the UN Jerry Matjila and Speaker of the Provincial Legislature Susan Dantjie, who is acting Premier, have been put forward as candidates.
The province has been without a Premier since Supra Mahumapelo’s resignation last month.
Secretary general Ace Magashule made the announcement at the party’s Luthuli House headquarters in Johannesburg on Thursday.
“He is a tried and tested administrator,” Magashule said.
Mokgoro was responsible for the school of governance in the province. He is expected to be sworn in on Friday in the provincial legislature, which is dominated by the ANC.
Mahumapelo was forced to resign in May, after weeks of violent protests calling for him to step down. The province was also placed under administration earlier this year by President Cyril Ramaphosa.