Bushy Maape is set to become the North West’s number one citizen next week.
The ANC veteran was sworn in as a member of the Provincial Legislature on Wednesday.
The party’s tipped him to replace former premier Job Mokgoro, who resigned last week.
ANC alliance partners who attended Maape’s swearing-in are calling for the incoming premier and his administration to focus on service delivery.
The legislature will nominate and vote for a premier on Tuesday.