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ANC welcomes NNP appointment of Martinus Van Schalkwyk as Premier

ANC welcomes NNP appointment of Martinus Van Schalkwyk as Premier

5 June 2002

ANC Western Cape Provincial Secretary Mcebisi Skwatsha has welcomed the appointment by the NNP of its National Leader, Martinus van Schalkwyk as Western Cape Premier.

Skwatsha said: "The ANC welcomes Mr van Shalkwyk’s appointment as Premier. These have been very difficult times for the government and the people of the Western Cape. This appointment will further strengthen the co-operative relationship between the ANC and NNP and take us forward.

"Good governance needs focus, transparency, unity and vision. The ANC NNP co-operative agreement has all these qualities and carries the hope for our future. The truth of our recent political past is being addressed. Now the needs of our people must be the first priority, delivery, a focus on our poor, transformation and the deepening of democracy must receive all our attention. The ANC commits itself to working with the new Premier to achieve better things for all our people."

Issued by:
African National Congress - Western Cape

For further comment, please contact:
Mcebisi Skwatsha on 696 7510 or 082 829 7452

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