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Newly re-elected Gauteng premier David Makhura says he will not tolerate political leaders and senior civil servants who compromise on clean governance and service delivery. “By that I mean MECs who will not tow that line will really be in trouble. Administrators who will not tow that line will really be in trouble,” Makhura told journalists shortly after he was sworn in as premier of Gauteng for a second term in Johannesburg on Wednesday.   Makhura, who is also the ANC’s provincial chair, said he wanted to shake-up the management of some of the struggling departments in the province to build strong capacity. Makhura was elected by 38 members of the 73 seat legislature on Wednesday, receiving one more vote than the ANC’s total caucus of 37 members. His rival, the DA’s Solly Msimanga, got 32 votes. Early in May voters in Gauteng gave the ANC a very slim margin to continue governing SA’s economic heartland with 50.19% of the support. This was enough to avoid the province going ...

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