On Thursday afternoon, President Cyril Ramaphosa named Siyabonga Cwele as the new Home Affairs Minister during the his cabinet reshuffle.
South Africans anxiously awaited Ramaphosa's #CabinetReshuffle announcement on Thursday afternoon. After waiting almost an hour, Ramaphosa finally emerged on stage to announce who would succeed Malusi Gigaba after he resigned as the Minister of Home Affairs two-weeks-ago.
The South African head of state went on to name Dr Siyabonga Cwele as the new Home Affairs Minister.
So, Briefly.co.za decided to take a quick look at Cwele's life and career.
Cwele was born on 3 September 1958, making him 60-years-old. The new Home Affairs Minister reportedly has an MBchB Medical Policy degree, which he obtained from the University of KwaZulu Natal.
He also obtained his MPhil in Economic Policy from the University of Stellenbosch, The People's Assembly reported.
Cwele joined the KwaZulu-Natal provincial Executive Committee in 1994, when they were still fighting for the liberation of the people.
He went on to secure a position as a MP in 1994 and he has been a member of the National Assembly since 1999. Cwele has since held several ministerial positions in the ANC.
Before his appointment as the Home Affairs Minister today, Cwele acted as the Minister of Telecommunications and Postal Services.
Prior to that, he was the Minister of State Security and he served as Minister of Intelligence from 2008 to 2009.
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