Speaker of the North West Provincial Legislature, Honourable Susanna
Deputy Speaker of the North West Provincial Legislature, Honourable
Judge President of the North West Division of the High Court, Judge
Monica Leeuw and all members of the judiciary present
Members of the Executive Council
Members of the North West Provincial Legislature
The Chief Whip of the majority party in the North West Provincial
Legislature, Honourable Paul Sebegoe
Members of the National Assembly, from the North West, with us this morning
Honourable permanent delegates to the National Council of Provinces
Executive Mayors and Speakers of all municipalities in the North West The Chairperson of the North West House of Traditional Leaders, Kgosi Moshe Mabe gammogo le Magosi otlhe a rona ao a tlotlegang
The leadership of the governing African National Congress and its alliance partners
Members of the Diplomatic Corps
The Provincial Commissioner of the South African Police Service, Lieutenant General Sello Kwena
Members of the media
Baagi ba Bokone Bophirima le MaAfrika Borwa ka kakaretso
Honourable Speaker, as we gather here today, just over hundred and eleven million people around the world have contracted COVID 19, with global mortality of 2,4 million.
In Africa 2,5 million cases of COVID19 have been reported with just over a 100 000 deaths. In South Africa alone over 1,5 million people have contracted COVID19, and almost 50 000 have died. The North West Province has by this week recorded over 60 000 COVID19 cases, with over 1 000 deaths, and around 55 000 recoveries.
Honourable Speaker, the world, the continent, country and the province we inhabited this time last year, has completely changed. This pandemic has visited unprecedented harm to our families, destroyed global economies and livelihoods.