WATCH: 'I was shocked' - De Lille, Mogoeng share sweet, private moment at swearing-in ceremony

2019-05-31 11:27

Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng and new Minister of Public Works and Infrastructure Patricia de Lille shared a sweet moment during Thursday's swearing-in of the executive in Pretoria.

After taking her oath, De Lille took her seat next to Mogoeng to sign an official document.

"Did you see this coming?" a bemused Mogoeng whispers to her.

"No!" She whispers back. "I was [just] shocked!" she appears to whisper back.

The Good party leader and former Cape Town mayor said she was "deeply honoured and humbled to have received the call to serve as a minister in South Africa's new Cabinet" and that it is time South Africans demonstrate their ability to "rise above party political differences".

In a statement released shortly after the announcement, De Lille said: "I have fought for justice in our country for more than 40 years and have no plans to give up fighting. I pledge to continue the struggle for dignity and fairness for all South Africans."

She continued: "I will continue to lead Good and to fight for a responsible, accountable and compassionate government."

Watch De Lille's swearing-in above.

KEEP UPDATED on the latest news by subscribing to our FREE newsletter.

- FOLLOW News24 on Twitter

Read more on:    patricia de lille  |  mogoeng mogoeng  |  cabinet

Inside News24

Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.


Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire network.