Cape Town – President Cyril Ramaphosa has appointed Paul Mashatile as the country’s new deputy president.
Ramaphosa made the announcement on Monday.
The president also announced former Tshwane mayor Kgosientsho (Sputla) Ramokgopa as the new minister of electricity.
Ramokgopa was a senior official in the presidency in charge of infrastructure projects.
Ramaphosa said the minister of electricity will remain in office “as long as it is necessary to resolve the [country’s] energy crisis”.
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“The minister will be expected to facilitate the coordination of the numerous departments and entities involved in the crisis response.
“The minister will work with Eskom leadership to turn around the performance of existing power stations, and to accelerate the procurement of new generation capacity working with all colleagues,” Ramaphosa said.
Here are the other announcements the president made:
Minister in the Presidency is Khumbudzo Ntshavheni
Minister in the Presidency for women, children and people with disabilities is Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma
Minister in the presidency responsibile for performance, monitoring and evaluation is Maropene Ramakgopa
The Cabinet reshuffle has been on the cards since Ramaphosa was re-elected leader of the ANC at the party’s 55th National Elective Conference at the Nasrec Expo Centre in December.
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Compiled by Betha Madhomu