Daylin Mitchell elected as new Speaker of the Western Cape Parliament
Daylin Mitchell has been elected as the new Speaker of the Western Cape Provincial Legislature.
The now former Mobility MEC is the youngest to ever take the seat at 36. The sitting was chaired by Western Cape high Court Judge, Judge John Hlophe.
This comes after the previous Speaker, Masizole Mnqasela, publicly cessated his DA membership by violating a FedEx decision that he should not continue to disparage the Party or decisions taken by its structures.
Mitchell beat the ANC's Nobulumko Nkondlo 23 to 11.
Premier Alan Winde congratulated newly elected Speaker of the Western Cape Parliament Daylin Mitchell on his election to the position.
“Outgoing Minister Mitchell has been an invaluable part of our provincial Cabinet, but he now takes on a very important role in our government, which I believe he will fulfill with professionalism. I wish him all the best.”
GOOD party’s Shaun August called on Mitchell to lead the house with ‘respect and fairness’.
‘’As GOOD we are hopeful that the new Speaker will use his newfound powers in a just manner, and apply the rules equally and in the interest of fair representation within the Provincial Parliament. Especially since this has not always been the case,’’ said Shaun August, GOOD party’s National Organiser & Member of Western Cape Provincial Parliament.
‘’Mr. Mitchell should practice caution and not allow undue influence by DA caucus decisions. We urge him to abide by the principles of separation of powers and ensure that the Provincial Legislature’s Executive are not swayed by the DA in the Province,’’ he added.
With the departure of Mitchell from the Department of Mobility, the Premier has asked Dr. Ivan Meyer, Agriculture MEC, to oversee the portfolio.
Done By: Mitchum George