President Cyril Ramaphosa has announced a cabinet reshuffle on Monday evening with few new faces coming in the new executive.
South African citizens have been anticipating the announcement since the resignation of deputy president David Mabuza.
Mabuza had also informed Ramaphosa of his desire to resign in February this year. But was asked to stay in office while the process of appointing his replacement was finalised. Parliament received Mabuza’s resignation as an MP on Wednesday last week
ANC deputy president Paul Mashatile has now been appointed as deputy president of the country.
Newly elected ANC Secretary Fikile Mabula has also quit his role as Transport Minister.
President Ramaphosa also announced the creation of the electricity ministry, Ministry for Planning, Monitoring, and Evaluation. This is part of a series of measures aimed at addressing South Africa’s energy generation crisis and easing load-shedding. The new minister of electricity is Kgosientso Ramokgopa.
PRESIDENT CYRIL RAMAPHOSA CABINET RESHUFFLE
NEW MINISTER APPOINTMENTS
Khumbudzo Ntshavheni: Minister in the Presidency
Dr Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma: Minister in the Presidency responsible for Women, Youth and Persons with Disabilities
Ms Maropene Ramokgopa: Minister in the Presidency responsible for Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation
Dr Kgosientsho Ramokgopa: Minister in the Presidency responsible for Electricity
Mondli Gungubele: Minister of Communications and Digital Technologies
Thembi Nkadimeng: Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs
Noxolo Kiviet: Minister of Public Service and Administration
Sihle Zikalala: Minister of Public Works and Infrastructure
Zizi Kodwa: Minister of Sports, Arts and Culture
Patricia de Lille: Minister of Tourism
Sindisiwe Chikunga: Minister of Transport
Ministers that have been fired are: Nathi Mthethwa, Lindiwe Sisulu and Maite Nkoana-Mashabane.
NEW DEPUTY MINISTERS
Nomasonto Motaung and Mr Kenneth Morolong: Deputy Ministers in the Presidency
Sisisi Tolashe: Deputy Minister in the Presidency responsible for Women, Youth and Persons with Disabilities
Pinky Kekana: Deputy Minister in the Presidency responsible for Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation
There will be two Deputy Ministers for Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs, Mr Parks Tau and Mr Zolile Burns-Ncamashe.
There will be two Deputy Ministers for Water and Sanitation, Mr David Mahlobo and Ms Judith Tshabalala
Bernice Swarts: Deputy Minister of Public Works
Dipuo Peters: Deputy Minister of Small Business Development
Obed Bapela: Deputy Minister of Public Enterprises
Lisa Mangcu: Deputy Minister of Transport
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