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.

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