Health MEC Phophi Ramathuba Set to Become Premier of Limpopo


By Staff Reporter

POLOKWANE-Health MEC Phophi Ramathuba is poised to ascend to the position of Premier of Limpopo, succeeding Stanley Mathabatha. She is set to be the first woman to lead the mining and agriculture-dominated province, marking a significant milestone in its political history.

Mathabatha is listed among the ANC members destined for the National Assembly, paving the way for a new leadership in Limpopo.

Ramathuba is among several political figures who will be sworn in as members of the legislature on Friday, a process mirrored across other provinces and the National Assembly.

Last week, the ANC in Limpopo convened a special Provincial Executive Committee meeting at Bolivia Lodge to nominate three candidates for the Premier position.

These names were then submitted to ANC headquarters at Chief Albert Luthuli House for interviews. According to anonymous sources within the ANC, Ramathuba emerged as the leading candidate.

Other contenders included MEC for Sports, Arts, and Culture Nakedi Sibanda Kekana, and Basikopo Makamu, and the MEC for Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs.

Interviews were conducted on Sunday, and by Tuesday, speculation was rife that Ramathuba had secured the position.

At 50 years old, Ramathuba brings extensive experience to her new role, having served as MEC for Health in Limpopo for nearly a decade. Her anticipated leadership is expected to bring fresh perspectives and continued progress to the province.

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