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South Africa inaugurates cabinet members

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By Aishat Salihu

The Republic of South Africa has sworn in newly appointed cabinet members today at the Sefako Makgatho Presidential Guest House Tshwane in Pretoria.

The swearing-in ceremony of the new Ministers and Deputy Ministers which also included the appointment of the Deputy President of South Africa was presided over by Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng.

President Cyril Ramaphosa of South Africa had earlier addressed the nation on the composition of the National Executive from the Union Buildings, Media Centre in Tshwane. The cabinet members list had a balance of females and males to its credit.

David Dabede Mabuza was announced the Deputy President of the Republic of South Africa, Angela Thokozile Didiza – Minister of Agriculture, Land Reform&Rural Development, Sdumo Dlamini- Deputy Minister of Agriculture, Land Reform&Rural Development, Mcebisi Skwatsha- Deputy Minister of Agriculture, Land Reform&Rural Development, Angie Motshekga- Minister of Basic Education, Regina Mhaule- Deputy Minister of Basic Education, Stella Ndabeni-Abraham- Minister of Communications, Pinky Kekana- Deputy Minister of Communications, Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma- Minister of Governance and Traditional Affairs, Obed Bapela- Deputy Minister of Governance and Traditional Affairs, Parks Tau- Deputy Minister of Governance and Traditional Affairs, Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqaluka- Minister of Defence and Military Veterans, Thabang Makwetla- Deputy Minister of Defence and Military Veterans, Barbara Creecy- Minister of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries, Maggie Sotyu- Deputy Minister of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries, Thulas Nxesi- Minister of Employment and Labour, Boitumelo Moloi- Deputy Minister of Employment and Labour, Tito Mboweni- Minister of Finance, David Masondo- Deputy Minister of Finance, Zweli Mkhize- Minister of Health, Joe Phaahla- Deputy Minister of Health, Blade Nzimande- Minister of Higher Education, Science and Technology, Buti Manamela- Deputy Minister of Education, Science and Technology, Aaron Motsoaledi- Minister of Home Affairs, Njabulo Nzuza- Deputy Minister of Home Affairs, Lindiwe Sisulu- Minister of Human Settlements, Water and Sanitation, David Mahlobo- Deputy Minister of Human Settlements, Water and Sanitation, Pam Tshwete- Deputy Minister of Human Settlements, Water and Sanitation, Naledi Pandor- Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Alvin Botes- Deputy Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Candith Mashego-Dhlamini- Deputy Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Ronald Lamola- Minister of Justice and Correctional Services, John Jeffery- Deputy Minister of Justice and Correctional Services, Inkosi Phathekile Holomisa- Deputy Minister of Justice and Correctional Services, Gwede Mantashe- Minister of Mineral Resources and Energy, Bavelile Hlongwa- Deputy Minister of Mineral Resources and Energy, Bheki Cele- Minister of Police, Cassel Mathale- Deputy Minister of Police, Jackson Mthembu- Minister in the Presidency, Thembi Siweya- Deputy Minister in the Presidency, Hlengiwe Mkhize- Deputy Minister in the Presidency for Women, Youth and Persons With Disabilities, Pravin Gordhan- Minister of Public Enterprises , Phumulo Masualle- Deputy Minister of Public Enterprises, Senzo Mchunu- Minister of Public Service and Administration, Sindy Chikunga- Deputy Minister of Public Service and Administration, Patricia De Lille- Minister of Public Works and Infrastructure, Noxolo Kiviet- Deputy Minister of Public Works and Infrastructure, Khumbudzo Ntshavheni- Minister of Small Business Development, Lindiwe Zulu- Minister of Social Development, Henrietta Bogopane-Zulu- Deputy Minister of Social Development, Nathi Mthethwa- Minister of Sports, Arts and Culture, Nocawe Mafu- Deputy Minister of Sports, Arts and Culture, Ayanda Dlodlo- Minister of State Security, Zizi Kodwa- Deputy Minister of State Security, Nkhensani Kubayi-Ngubane- Minister of Tourism, Fish Mahlalela- Deputy Minister of Tourism, Fikile Majola- Deputy Minister of Trade and Industry, Nomalungelo Gina- Deputy Minister of Trade and Industry, Fikile Mbalula- Minister of Transport, Dikeledi Magadzi- Deputy Minister of Transport, Ebrahim Patel- Minister of Trade and Industry, Maite Nkoana-Mashabane- Minister in the Presidency for Women, Youth, and Persons Living With Disabilities.

The President who appointed the Deputy President of the Republic of South Africa, Mr. David Dabede Mabuza requested that the Chief Justice swore him into office.

“In terms of the powers vested in me by section 91 (2) of the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa 1996, I have decided to appoint Mr David Dabede Mabuza as the Deputy President of the Republic of South Africa & I now request the Chief Justice to swear him into office”, he said.

President Cyril Ramaphosa later congratulated the Deputy President shortly after being sworn-in.

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