Pietermaritzburg - Dressed to the nines, political heavyweights from the province and the country have started trickling into the official residence of the KZN Premier where Sihle Zikalala will take the oath of office shortly.
Zikalala will be sworn in by KZN Judge President Achmat Jappie in Pietermaritzburg and he will later announce his cabinet for the 2019-2024 term of office.
Among those seen are former Premiers Sbu Ndebele and Dr Ben Ngubane. Other political heavyweights were Bheki Cele, embattled eThekwini mayor Zandile Gumede and former MEC Mike Mabuyakhulu.
The regional ANC secretary of eThekwini Bheki Ntuli said Zikalala is the most qualified person for the job as he understands the party's policies.
"He is one man we trust he will turn the province around as his record as former MEC for economic development speaks for it. Under him, service delivery and clean governance will be right at the forefront," Ntuli said.