Ramaphosa won't add to unemployment: sacked ministers are given new jobs as backbenchers

Ramaphosa won't add to unemployment: sacked ministers are given new jobs as backbenchers

- Several ministers lost their jobs when Cyril Ramaphosa swapped out Zuma's Cabinet for his own people

- They don't have to worry about unemployment though, because they've been given jobs as backbenchers on portfolio committees

- Some of them have expressed disappointment over what amounts to a demotion

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President Cyril Ramaphosa’s Cabinet reshuffle led to several ministers losing their jobs, but rather than adding them to the unemployed statistics, Ramaphosa has assigned them new jobs as backbenchers.

Newly appointed ministers such as Pravin Gordhan and Mondli Gungubele, left their positions vacant, and these spots will be filled by the sacked ministers.

Nathi Nhleko will serve on the finance committee while former transport minister Joe Maswanganyi, will join the standing committee on appropriations.

Former energy minister David Mahlobo, and former mineral resources minister Mosebenzi Zwane, have been assigned seats on the trade and industry and water and sanitation committees.

Bongani Bongo’s now been deployed to the communications committee. He replaced Gungubele who served on both the communications and public enterprises committees, Briefly.co.za understands.

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Bongo will also have a seat on the small business development committee.

The ANC Military Veteran's Association was disappointed to learn former cooperative governance and traditional affairs minister Des van Rooyen, will now serve on the committee of defence and military veterans and the portfolio committee on justice.

Former public works minister Nathi Nhleko will now be serving on the finance committee while former transport minister Joe Maswanganyi will serve on the standing committee on appropriations.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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