Finally! Ramaphosa to announce cabinet reshuffle on Monday

Cyril Ramaphosa

President Cyril Ramaphosa will announce changes to the national executive at 7pm on Monday, presidential spokesman Vincent Magwenya said on Sunday.

A cabinet reshuffle has been widely expected since Ramaphosa was re-elected leader of the ANC at a party leadership contest in December, paving the way for him to run for a second term in 2024.

“The president is finalising his reconfiguration of the national executive,” Magwenya said at a news briefing, adding that some members of parliament would be sworn in ahead of the reshuffling announcement.

Ramaphosa is expected to name a new deputy president after the presidency announced David Mabuza’s resignation from the post on Wednesday. The new position of electricity minister is among the roles to be filled.

Read: Electricity minister will oversee entire crisis response: Ramaphosa

He announced last month he would create the position of electricity minister to help address the nation’s power crisis, as state-owned utility Eskom implements the worst power cuts on record.  — (c) 2023 Reuters

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