Photo caption: Sibusiso Ndebele, Correctional Services
Photo caption: Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula, Defence
Photo caption: Lindiwe Sisulu, Public Service and Administration
Photo caption: Ben Martins, Transport
Photo caption: Hlengiwe Mkhize, Economic Development
Photo caption: Jeremy Cronin, Public Works
Photo caption: Gratitude Magwanishe, Public Enterprises
Photo caption: Sindisiwe Chikunga, Transport
Photo caption: Mduduzi Manana, Higher Education and Training
National Police Commissioner
Photo caption: Mangwashi Phiyega
President Jacob Zuma’s reorganising of Cabinet as announced on 12 June, comes in the wake of three vacancies in the National Executive. These resulted from the death of Minister of Public Service and Administration Roy Padayachie, the resignation of Economic Development Deputy Minister Enoch Godongwana and the shifting of former Deputy Minister of Public Works Hendrietta Bogopane-Zulu to Ministry of Women, Children and People with Disabilities.
President Zuma announced that Defence Minister Lindiwe Sisulu would take over the portfolio of Public Service and Administration, while Correctional Services Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula will move over to Defence.
Transport Minister Sbu Ndebele has been moved to the Correctional Services portfolio, while Ben Martins will take over from Ndebele. Jeremy Cronin has been moved from the Department of Transport to Public Works – as a Deputy Minister.
Other deputy minister appointments include that of Sindisiwe Chikunga to the Transport portfolio, Gratitude Magwanishe to Public Enterprises, Hlengiwe Mkhize to Economic Development and Mduduzi Manana to Higher Education and Training. Zuma also announced that Mangwashi Victoria Phiyega had been appointed the new National Police Commissioner.
The President welcomed the new members and wished them well in their new positions.