Senzo Mchunu elected new KZN premier

2013-09-26 14:19

Johannesburg - Senzo Mchunu was elected premier of KwaZulu-Natal on Thursday.

"Senzo Mchunu [received] 50 votes, Blessed Gwala 14 votes, [and] Sizwe Mchunu seven votes," said Ndabezinhle Sibiya, spokesperson for the office of the premier of KwaZulu-Natal.

Senzo Mchunu had been acting premier since former premier Zweli Mkhize stepped down at the end of August.

Gwala was nominated by the official opposition, the Inkatha Freedom Party, while the Democratic Alliance nominated its provincial leader Sizwe Mchunu.

Mkhize quit last month to be full-time African National Congress treasurer general.

After the election in the legislature, the new premier is customarily sworn in and makes his inaugural speech.

Opposition parties are also entitled to nominate a candidate for premier, but the ANC has a majority in the KwaZulu-Natal legislature.

  • Jan Bongani - 2013-09-26 14:41

    bathathe macingwane.

  • Borney Azwendini Lebaka - 2013-09-26 14:48

    Congrats Senzo

  • Nomcebo Ngidi - 2013-09-26 14:53

    Congratulation Senzo but 50-7 its worse than New Zealand vs Tonga

  • Jeremy Thewasp - 2013-09-26 15:57

    They say a new broom sweeps clean So after he orders one of his new Bmw 730i, takes up residence in his 7 bar home (overlooking mudhuts & shacks)swears in his new Platinum Gold card shouldn't take him too long to implement new fraud / tender plans, make his mates stinking rich and tuck a few mill away offshore for himself....and the sheeple rejoice!! TIA :(

  • Faiz Dolley - 2013-09-26 16:41

    Senzo and sizwe are they brothers?

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