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Monday, 01 July 2024 17:00

Hendrik Lesufi set to announce his inclusive executive council tonight at 7pm.

By Lehlohonolo Lehana.

Gauteng Premier Panyaza Lesufi will announce members of the executive council for the 7th administration at 7pm on Monday.

Lesufi is the only premier that has not made his executive public since May 29 elections.

Lesufi's spokesperson Sizwe Pamla said the new executive council will lead the Gauteng Provincial Government over the next five years.

"The council will ensure the implementation of Gauteng's Programme of Action and interventions to grow the economy of Gauteng and improve the quality of life for the residents of the province."

Last week, Lesufi postponed his executive selection announcement after he had included only ANC officials, which he vehemently denied.

"We had a good discussion with other political parties we have been talking to. We have made a decision … and I'm ready to announce the executive … all that's left is for the national leadership to let us know as to when we can do it," Lesufi said.

He added: "We already have completed all the consultation and the negotiations. We just have to wait for the national discussions establishing the government of unity and the political leadership of the ANC have requested us to wait for that process."

Lesufi was re-elected as Gauteng premier during a special house sitting at the Gauteng Provincial Legislature last month.

During his address to the Provincial Legislature, Lesufi said the government of provincial unity must be made possible for the benefit of residents of Gauteng.

"I am nothing wihout the ANC and our alliance partners. But most imporantly, the movement of the people by the people. Thank you so much for assigning me to an instrucment of change and liberation. To the ANC PEC, you have you have once more demonstrated our unity agenda is solid and unshakeable.

"Failure is not an option but success is compulsory. Less talk and more work, lets grow Gauteng together. he said."