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Joe McGluwa sworn in as NW MPL

By Molaole Montsho Time of article published Nov 13, 2015

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Rustenburg - The leader of the Democratic Alliance in the North West province, Joe McGluwa, was sworn in as a Member of the Provincial Legislature (MPL) on Friday.

“There is no greater honour than to serve the people of this province, every day, and I welcome the chance to lead from within the border of the province,” said McGluwa who had been serving in the national parliament.

“I have come to the legislature to hold to the fullest account the ANC of Supra Mahumapelo, and to stand against government corruption and failure to deliver to our people.”

McGluwa will also become the DA caucus leader in legislature. He was elected provincial leader in May.

“I relish the opportunity to serve our people, and I will work tirelessly to grow freedom, fairness and opportunity in the North West,” he said.

His seat in parliament will be filled by Herman Groenewald, who would vacate his seat in the National Council of Provinces.

Long serving North West MPL and former North West leader Chris Hattingh takes up Groenewald’s seat in the National Council of Provinces (NCOP).

Hattingh served as an MPL for 21 years and had been leader of the DA in North West for 16 years.

North West Provincial Legislature Speaker, Sussana Dantjie bid farewell to Chris Hattingh on Thursday.

African News Agency

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