The newly elected Prime Minister of KwaZulu-Natal, Nomusa Dube-Ncube, has arrived in Mui River in the Midlands Province.

It is there that she will be sworn in during the extraordinary session of the provincial legislature that is currently underway.

Dube-Ncube told SABC News earlier that her priorities include ensuring communities receive basic services such as water and sanitation.

“I feel good. I am certainly humbled. As you can see, with my colleagues I think we will make a good team. I will make sure that they make a good contribution because we really need to work to ensure that our people get the services they deserve.”

“Socio-economic issues, elimination of poverty [and] the growth of our economy in the province. But more than anything else, we need to attract more women so that we can really develop as a province and as people,” adds Premier Dube-Ncube.

Speaking at National Women’s Day celebrations in Richmond on Monday, Dube-Ncube explained how she plans to disrupt patriarchal politics and empower more women.

KZN Premier-elect Nomusa Dube-Ncube speaks to SABC News:

Meanwhile, ANC provincial treasurer Dr Ntutuka Mahlaba was sworn in as the new member of the provincial legislature.

Speaker of the KwaZulu-Natal Legislature Nontembeka Boyce says: “A vacancy has been created in the KwaZulu-Natal Legislature in relation to the ANC component of the Legislature following the resignation of one of the ANC members. The list of ANC candidates we have places Nkululeka Ntutuko Mahlaba as the next candidate eligible to be sworn in.”

“Before the members of the Provincial Legislature shall proceed to perform their functions in the Legislature, they shall take or affirm the oath of allegiance to the Republic [of South Africa] and compliance with the Constitution in accordance with Schedule 2 in Part 4.2 of the Schedule to the Constitution. Persons holding a vacancy in the Provincial Legislature may take an oath or affirmation before the Speaker of the Legislature,” Boyce adds.

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