Rofhiwa Marubini and Lerato Mailoane
On the red carpet, the ladies scored big in the fashion stakes with well-tailored outfits showcasing the province’s unique and diverse cultures. Most came out, all clad in their traditional attires in celebration of their heritage.
This as Gauteng Premier, David Makhura will today, Monday 18 February 2019, deliver his fifth and final State of the Province Address (SOPA) for the current term of office at the Alberton Civic Centre, Ekurhuleni.
The Speaker, Ntombi Mekgwe, wore a blue dress with a lace trimmings with matching shoes.
The man of the moment, Premier Makhura wore a grey suit with a hint of yellow. He was accompanied by his wife, Mpho, who sported a bright yellow suit.
Among the high-profile dignitaries that graced the opening of the legislature were mayors of municipalities, Gauteng’s newly appointed Provincial Police Commissioner, Elias Mawela led a police parade alongside Community Safety, MEC Sizakele Nkosi-Malobane dressed in a colourful, Ndebele outfit.
Finance MEC, Barbara Creecy didn’t miss the theme as she wore a striking traditional dress which made her look exquisite.
Before the proceedings, members of the media were given a three-minute photo session inside the house.
Apart from the executives, guests also came out in numbers to witness the day-long proceedings. They had a mood of excitement and anticipation on what the Premier will address in the speech.
Reverend Mxolisi Koom, National Spokesperson for African Independent Congress said he was looking forward to hear what the Premier’s speech would entail.