The Gauteng province is set for new leadership following the expected resignation of Premier David Makhura on Tuesday.
Makhura announced that he will step down from the position after serving the provincial government for the past eight years and is expected to have his last day in office on Thursday.
“I have handed a letter to the Speaker, Honourable Ntombi Mekgwe, to tender my resignation from the position of the Premier of Gauteng and a Member of the Gauteng Provincial Legislature, effective from 6th October 2022.
“I would like to thank faith-based organisations, organized business, civil society, sports bodies and the people of our province for the unwavering support they gave to the Gauteng government during my tenure.
“Collectively, we had challenges but counted many successes. I have no doubt of your continued support to the incoming leadership collective of our province,” he wrote.
Makhura expressed his honour at serving as Premier and assured citizens that foundations for a smooth transition have been laid with the governing ANC, which is now expected to nominate a new Premier.