South Africa

President shuffles two ministers


President Jacob Zuma has carried out a minor reshuffle of his Cabinet.

Ngoako Ramatlhodi is the new Minister of Public Service and Administration, replacing Collins Chabane who died in a car accident in March. Mosebenzi Joseph Zwane will replace Ramatlhodi as Minister of Mineral Resources.

The formal announcement on the South African Government News Agency website is as follows:

“New Mineral Resources Minister to be sworn in today

Pretoria-The new minister of Mineral Resources, Mosebenzi Joseph Zwane, will be sworn into office this afternoon at the Union Buildings.

This comes after President Jacob Zuma announced a minor cabinet reshuffle on Tuesday evening.

He announced that Ngoako Ramatlhodi will be the new Public Service and Administration minister; the post became vacant when Minister Collins Chabane died in a car accident in March.

Minister Ramatlhodi was shifted from his post as Mineral Resources minister, a position which will now be occupied by Zwane.

Zwane is a Member of Parliament who has previously served as MEC in the portfolios of Agriculture and Rural Development as well as Economic Development, Tourism and Environmental Affairs in the Free State provincial government.

The news means Arts and Culture Minister Nathi Mthethwa, who had been the acting Minister for Public Service, will now step down as Ramatlhodi takes up the position.

President Zuma thanked Mthethwa for temporarily filling the post and wished both Zwane and Ramathlodi well in their new portfolios. –”

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