Will President Jacob Zuma’s first term in office go down as the greatest Presidency after the Nelson Mandela years?
Only time will tell.
But one thing is certain. And that is South Africa’s first citizen means business, as on Tuesday this week, the South African President made his fourth Cabinet reshuffle.
The SA President’s first Cabinet reshuffle was in October 2010, just more than a year after taking office.
And his second followed in October 2011 with his third in June of 2012.
Not many Presidencies have seen so many reshuffles within a first-term in the history of Governments.
Since taking office in 2009 President Zuma has been entering in performance agreements with Cabinet ministers.
It is therefore in this spirit that the SA leader makes his Cabinet changes.
Speaking in Pretoria, President Zuma made the following appointments:
• Minister of Co-operative Governance and Traditional Affairs: Lechesa Tsenoli, former deputy minister for rural development and land reform, to replace Richard Baloyi.
• Minister of Human Settlements: Connie September, African National Congress (ANC) MP, to replace Mr Sexwale.
• Minister of Communications: Yunus Carrim, former deputy minister of co-operative governance and traditional affairs, to replace Ms Pule.
• Minister of Energy: Ben Martins, former minister of transport, to replace Dipuo Peters.
• Minister of Transport: Ms Peters to replace Mr Martins.
• Deputy Minister of Justice and Constitutional Development: John Jeffery, ANC MP, to replace Andries Nel.
• Deputy Minister of Science and Technology: Michael Masutha, ANC MP, to fill vacancy.
• Deputy Minister of Rural Development and Land Reform: Pamela Tshwete, ANC MP, to replace Mr Tsenoli.
• Deputy Minister of Co-operative Governance and Traditional Affairs: Mr Nel, to replace Mr Carrim.
South Africa has about 10 months before it’s fifth democratic general election, in-which President Zuma’s ruling African National Congress is expected to be voted in power again.
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|Description||Jacob Zuma, former vice president of South Africa.|
|Date||25 May 2009|
|Author||Copyright by www.gcis.gov.za|