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Makhura: I was not pushed. I chose to leave

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Outgoing Gauteng premier David Makhura. Photo: Rosetta Msimango/ City Press
Outgoing Gauteng premier David Makhura. Photo: Rosetta Msimango/ City Press


Outgoing Gauteng premier David Makhura said that his departure halfway through his term was not forced, but was initiated by himself back in February.

Thursday will be Makhura’s last day in office since taking over as premier in 2014. The ANC has nominated Education MEC Panyaza Lesufi to succeed him and the vote for the new premier will take place in the Gauteng legislature on Thursday.

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