Nomusa Dube-Ncube, the newly elected premier of KwaZulu-Natal, has hailed her election during Women's Month as an honor to late women party activists like Victoria Mxenge, Dorothy Nyembe, and Winnie Madikizela-Mandela. Dube-Ncube was chosen to govern the province following "tough" interviews. She succeeds Sihle Zikalala, who resigned two years before the conclusion of his tenure. She thanked the ANC in the province and the national leadership for entrusting her with the position.
"Right now, we are in the month of August, and I am sure our leaders, such as Victoria Mxenge, Dorothy Nyembe, and Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, are celebrating that the ANC, as a champion of nonracialism and non-sexism, is ensuring that talented women are given the responsibility to lead." "I respectfully accept and thank the ANC, and I pledge not to fail the people of KwaZulu-Natal," she added. The premier-elect was born in KwaMashu and is from the eThekwini area. She is pursuing a PhD and has a master's in public administration.
Before being appointed to the diplomatic mission as ambassador to the Czech Republic, she served as the speaker of the eThekwini municipality. She formerly worked for the department of environmental affairs, tourism, and economic development. Additionally, for ten years, Dube-Ncube was the MEC for Cogta. Most recently, she served as the MEC for finance. On an unspecified date, the provincial legislature will elect Dube-Ncube.
She stated that she is eager to collaborate with the ANC leadership and all of her cabinet colleagues. "In our provincial growth strategies, we talk about a capable state, economic growth that needs to reflect the demographics of our people but also needs to reflect people in rural areas, so they get to have opportunities. This is to ensure that we deal with issues we are still facing in our provinces, such as socioeconomic challenges and unemployment.
She said, "We are going to work with all of our structures to make sure that the ANC policies are here to unify SA. Bheki Mtolo, the provincial secretary, introduced Dube-Ncube as a generation working to provide equal rights for women and abolish discrimination based on gender. "We are formally introducing and presenting the first female premier-elect to the people of KwaZulu-Natal on this very important day for the ANC," said Mtolo. "We are aware that the ANC's basic values prohibit sexism. We take satisfaction in the fact that, during Women's Month, we made progress toward realizing the guiding idea of our movement.
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