Sihle Zikalala has been elected KwaZulu-Natal premier after he was nominated unopposed in the provincial legislature.
Zikalala's nomination was accepted and confirmed by KwaZulu-Natal Judge President Achmat Jappie.
Zikalala and other MPLs took their oaths of affirmations in Pietermaritzburg on Wednesday.
"Congratulations Mr Sihle Zikalala," the official provincial government Twitter account tweeted on Wednesday.
More to follow.