Jul 2012

Cabinet changes - President reshapes Cabinet, picks new Police chief


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

Deputy Ministers

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.

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