Saturday, 20 April 2019 | 11:26 WIB

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa Shuffles Cabinet

Cyril Ramaphosa

PRETORIA, NNC - South African President Cyril Ramaphosa on Monday night (2/26/2018) shuffled the Cabine and replaced some of the work and assigned it to a new portfolio.

Ramaphosa announced the reshuffle at a press conference in Pretoria on Monday night. Ramaphosa appointed Vice President of the African National Congress (ANC) David Mabuza as the Vice President of the country.

The Minister of Finance, Gigaba Malusi was transferred to the Ministry of Home Affairs. Jeff Radebe, the Minister in the Presidency who was in charge of Monitoring and Assessment, was tasked with the Energy Portfolio. Former North African Commission Chairman Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma replace Radebe.

Former Minister of Finance, Nhlanhal Nene resumed his post. Zweli Mkhize, a former finance officer at the ANC, now assumed the position of Minister of Traditions and the Implementation of Cooperatives.

"In making this change I have realized the need to balance sustainability and stability with the need for new recovery and the economy and acceleration of change," Ramaphosa said, as reported by Xinhua monitored by Antara in Jakarta on Tuesday (2/27).

South African Communist Party Secretary-General Blade Nzimande was also appointed Minister of Communications. He was removed last year by then president Jacob Zuma.

Ramaphosa said, "This change is meant to ensure the national government is better equipped to carry out its government mandate."

The new ministers and their deputies are due to take oath on Tuesday (2/27).