Honourable Supra Mahumapelo is appointed Speaker of the North
West Provincial Legislature (NWPL)
3 Apr 2012On 3 April, Members of the North West Provincial Legislature confidently elected Hon. Supra Obakeng Ramoeletsi Mahumapelo as Speaker of the North West Provincial Legislature (NWPL) during a special sitting at the North West Provincial Legislature’s Chamber.
This came after Hon. Nono Maloyi submitted her immediate resignation as Speaker of the North West Provincial Legislature to the African National Congress (ANC).
Hon. Supra Mahumapelo gracefully thanked the ANC for affording him an opportunity to be part of a collective bestowed with the responsibility to ensure the implementation of a better life for all people of the North West Province.
“We are grateful to the organisation that it has given one this responsibility, and I hope and think that whatever comes we can work together and make sure that we achieve what the Constitution requires us to do, and also make sure that we deliver to the people on the ground, because if we don’t do that, people are going to lose confidence in the government and particularly democracy,” said Hon. Mahumapelo.
He mentioned that as the ANC celebrates the centenary of selflessness this year, those that have been awarded opportunities to be leaders of the people should remember the spirit of selflessness, like former comrades such as Chris Hani, Molefi Sefularo and Solomon Mahlangu who died in the month of April and made a path which afforded others an opportunity to be in positions of leadership.
“We as public representatives need not forget ourselves when we work to serve our people, we must not be proud and should live up to our words as leaders, we need to be patient with all adversities that face our people and not lose hope.
“In our work, we will ensure that we build on the foundation of those that came before. The Honorable Speakers, Jerry Mathibedi, Tselapedi, Thandi Modise and Dumile Maloyi and we specifically thank him for the work he reported to have done to build this institution,” said Hon. Mahumapelo Hon. China Dodovu commended the newly appointed Speaker saying that he is confident that he has all business acumen and necessary skills to take the Legislature forward.
Hon. Supra Mahumapelo was declared the Speaker of the NWPL, by Judge President, Hon. Monica Leeuw in terms of Section 111 sub-section 1 &2 of the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa.
Ms Namhla Luhabe
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Issued by: North West Provincial Legislature
3 Apr 2012
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