President Zuma reshuffles his cabinet – Statement

‘The changes bring some younger MPs and women into the National Executive’


President Jacob Zuma


I have decided to make changes to the National Executive in order to improve efficiency and effectiveness.

The changes bring some younger MPs and women into the National Executive in order to benefit from their energy, experience and expertise.

I have directed the new Ministers and Deputy Ministers to work tirelessly with their colleagues to bring about radical socio-economic transformation and to ensure that the promise of a better life for the poor and the working class becomes a reality.

The new members are the following;

MINISTERS

Minister of Energy, Ms Mmamoloko “Nkhensani” Kubayi

Minister of Transport, Mr Joe Maswanganyi

Minister of Finance, Mr Malusi Gigaba

Minister of Police, Mr Fikile Mbalula

Minister of Public Works, Mr Nathi Nhleko,

Minister of Sports and Recreation, Mr Thembelani Nxesi

Minister of Tourism, Ms Tokozile Xasa

Minister of Public Service and Administration, Ms Faith Muthambi

Minister of Home Affairs, Prof Hlengiwe Mkhize



Minister of Communications, Ms Ayanda Dlodlo

 

DEPUTY MINISTERS

Deputy Minister of Public Service and Administration, Ms Dipuo Letsatsi-Duba

Deputy Minister of Finance, Mr Sifiso Buthelezi

Deputy Minister of Public Enterprises, Mr Ben Martins

Deputy Minister of Arts and Culture, Ms Maggie Sotyu

Deputy Minister of Trade and Industry, Mr Gratitude Magwanishe

Deputy Minister of Communications, Ms Thandi Mahambehlala

Deputy Minister of Tourism, Ms Elizabeth Thabethe

Deputy Minister of Police, Mr Bongani Mkongi

Deputy Minister of Telecommunications and Postal Services, Ms Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams

Deputy Minister of Small Business Development, Ms Nomathemba November.

I wish to extend his gratitude to the outgoing Ministers and Deputy Ministers for their service to the country. I also wish the new Ministers and Deputy Ministers the best in their new responsibilities.

Statement released by The Presidency at 00:14 Friday 31 March 2017