Former Johannesburg mayor Amos Masondo after being elected Chairperson of the National Council of Provinces.
CAPE TOWN - The National Council of Provinces elected former Johannesburg mayor Amos Masondo as its chairperson.
Masondo takes over from Thandi Modise who was elected National Assembly speaker on Wednesday.
Masondo was elected unopposed.
The session also elected Sylvia Lucas, former Northern Cape Premier as Masondo's deputy while ANC MP Seiso Mohai remains chief whip.
The new NCOP members were sworn in by Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng.