South Africa

Zuma shakes up Cabinet


President Jacob Zuma has reshuffled his Cabinet also known as the National Executive.

He has also set up two commissions. One to investigate allegations of wrongdoing in the Strategic Defence Procurement Packages, generally known as the “arms deal”. The second to look into the allegations of misconduct, in relation to the procurement of office accommodation for the South African Police Service.

With regard to the latter he has also suspended National Police Commissioner Bheki Cele and placed Major General Nhlanhla Mkhwanazi as acting National Commissioner.

The official government website has published the ministerial changes as follows:

Ms Dina Pule Minister of Communications
Mr Thembelani “Thulas” Nxesi Minister of Public Works. The department will no longer have a Deputy Minister
Richard Baloyi Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs
Mr Roy Padayachie Minister of Public Service and Administration
Mr Obed Bapela Deputy Minister in the Presidency for Performance Monitoring and Evaluation
Ms Hendrietta Bogopane-Zulu Deputy Minister for Women, Children and Persons with Disability
Mr S. Lechesa Tsenoli Deputy Minister for Rural Development and Land Reform
Ms Thembisa Stella Ndabeni Deputy Minister of Communications
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