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|