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No decision yet on Mac’s replacement

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The premier’s office said the provincial executive was currently in mourning and the premier wanted to afford all parties sufficient time to grieve.

Premier Zamani Saul and the late education MEC Mac Jack opened the Steynville Primary School in Hopetown. Picture: Supplied

THE OFFICE of the Northern Cape Premier, Dr Zamani Saul, indicated on Thursday that no decision has yet been made on who will, in the interim, occupy the office of the late MEC for Education Mac Jack.

Jack died in Mediclinic Gariep in Kimberley on Wednesday after being admitted for Covid-19 last week.

The spokesperson for the Premier’s Office, Bronwyn Thomas-Abrahams, said the provincial executive was currently in mourning and the premier wanted to afford all parties sufficient time to grieve.

“Whilst the premier, Dr Zamani Saul, understands and appreciates the need for continuity, it will only be proper to allow the executive and the people of the Northern Cape to mourn the loss as well as to allow for the burial of our revered colleague, friend and leader. This is done in honour and respect of late MEC Jack,” said Thomas-Abrahams yesterday.

She added that services at the Northern Cape Department of Education would continue unhindered.