South African President Cyril Ramaphosa announced his cabinet reshuffle during an address at the Union Buildings last night.
10 Ministers have been fired from the cabinet, others have been moved to new positions, and former Mpumalanga Premier David Mabuza has been appointed as Deputy President.
Nhlanhla Nene has been appointed as the new Minister of Finance, having served in the role during 2014 and 2015. Another former Finance Minister, Pravin Gordhan, has taken the role of Minister of Public Enterprises.
Some Jacob Zuma loyalists, including Bathabile Dlamini, Nomvula Mokonyane, and Malusi Gigaba, and Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma.
Ramaphosa said during his speech last night, “I’ve decided to make certain changes to the composition of the executive of our country. These changes are intended to ensure that national government is better equipped to continue implementing the mandate of this administration and specifically the tasks identified in the State of the National Address. In making these changes, I’ve been very conscious of the need to balance continuity and stability for the need for renewal, economic recovery and accelerated growth in our country”.
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