- President Ramaphosa's Cabinet reshuffle saw the Home Affairs Minister replaced, as well as the Environmental Affairs Minister
- The President also announced that the communications ministry will be merged with the telecommunications and postal services ministry
- Bathabile Dlamini remains as the Minister in the presidency, even after the DA challenged the president's decision earlier
President Ramaphosa announced that he will reshuffle his Cabinet and South Africans were quite anxious to know what changes he had in mind.
The president addressed the nation from the Union Buildings in Tshwane.
The president said he is determined to have a cabinet with equal experience that is balanced with age and gender.
The changes that were made is as follows:
Minister of Home Affairs - Siyabonga Cwele, former Minister of Telecommunications. Cwele replaces Malusi Gigaba, who resigned earlier.
Minister of Telecommunications - Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams, former Deputy Minister of Telecommunications.
Minister of Environmental Affairs - Nomvula Mokonyane. She replaces Edna Molewa, who passed away in September.
The president also announced that he decided to merge the telecommunications and postal services ministry and communications ministry after the 2019 elections, which will have Ndabeni-Abrahams in charge.
The reshuffle came on the day that the president was expected to react to an application made by the Democratic Alliance. The DA challenged Ramaphosa's decision to appoint Bathabile Dlamini as the Minister in the presidency.
However, Dlamini remains in the ministerial seat for now.
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