South Africa’s head of state President Cyril Ramaphosa will announce the much anticipated cabinet reshuffle on Monday, 6 March.

This was revealed by the presidency spokesperson Vincent Magwenya during a media briefing on Sunday. President Ramaphosa has faced criticism for his delay in announcing his new cabinet and deputy president. This follows the resignation of deputy president David Mabuza and the election of Fikile Mbalula as ANC general secretary.

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“Having exercised his constitutional prerogative, the president will announce the new national executive at 19:00 tomorrow, Monday, 6 March,” announced Magwenya.

“The president is finalising his reconfiguration with the national executive, Furthermore, there has been parliamentary processes such as the swearing in of certain members of parliament that the president needed to take account of while he is finalising the formation of the executive.

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“The presidents appreciate the importance of putting in place a national executive that will build on the commitments the government has made for faster growth through our investment drives, economic reforms, public employment programmes and expanding infrastructure programmes.”

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