14 politicians who didn't make the cut for Ramaphosa's new Cabinet

14 politicians who didn't make the cut for Ramaphosa's new Cabinet

Fourteen politicians, who had served in the previous Cabinet, didn't get the call to serve under President Cyril Ramaphosa as he announced his new executive.

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President Cyril Ramaphosa made some cuts to his Cabinet, with 14 politicians failing to make it as Ministers.

Most notably, Jeff Radebe will not be part of Cabinet for the first time since 1994. Another veteran, Derek Hanekom, who served in Nelson Mandela's Cabinet from 1996-1999, didn't get recalled.

Hanekom took to social media to indicate that he would continue to serve as a Member of Parliament, as he had when Jacob Zuma had booted him out in 2017.

While Ramaphosa welcomed a record number of women ministers into his new Cabinet, Bathabile Dlamini got the axe.

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The ANC Women's League President had been facing growing calls for her removal, following the debacle surrounding the way she handled SASSA grants and the Constitutional Court finding she lied under oath. Tokozile Xasa, another prominent member of the ANC women's league, also didn't make the cut.

Nomvula Mokonyane, who opted out of serving in the National Assembly, will also not be making a come-back as a minister, reports News24.

Here are other members of the previous Cabinet who did not get recalled:

  • Rob Davies ( trade and industry)
  • Dipuo Letsatsi-Dube ( state security)
  • Mildred Oliphant ( labour)
  • Siyabonga Cwele ( home affairs)
  • Nomaindia Mfeketo ( human settlements
  • Michael Masutha ( justice and correctional services)
  • Senzeni Zokwana ( agriculture, forestry and fisheries)
  • Susan Shabangu ( social development)
  • Gugile Nkwinti ( water and sanitation)

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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