Many local residents were glued to their television screens on Wednesday 22 April, eager to catch a glimpse of well-known ex local councillor Samantha Graham sworn in as a Member of Parliament.
Screenshots from the live television presentation were eagerly shared on social media, with the Aberdeen Democratic Alliance claiming bragging rights as the first political “home” for the newly-elected MP!
“What an incredible experience it was to be sworn in as a Member of the 6th Parliament” said Graham. “I am honoured and privileged to be able to serve my country in this capacity. And I will uphold the Oath I took today and put the people of South Africa, and in particular, the Eastern Cape, first.”
This was just the beginning of a very eventful few days for the local lady: on Wednesday, the Honourable Samantha Graham MP was sworn in, on Sunday 26 May she became Mrs Rodney Maré, and on Monday 27 May, she celebrated her 50th birthday as the Honourable Samantha Graham-Maré, MP!