S. AFRICAN CABINET DUE FOR SWEARING-IN


ZUMA SWEARThe new South African cabinet appointed by President Jacob Zuma is due to be sworn into office. Mr Zuma has said his priority is to ensure his ministers start delivering the governing ANC’s pledges. He also expressed confidence that the financial markets would react positively to the appointment of the new finance minister, Pravin Gordhan.

The cabinet is expected to meet within the next week to map out its plan of action. Mr Zuma unveiled his new cabinet on Sunday a day after his inauguration. The African National Congress leader’s party won the general election last month, albeit with a slightly reduced majority. Mr Zuma has named Pravin Gordhan as his new finance minister.

KEY CABINET POSTS

  • Deputy President: Kgalema Motlanthe
  • National Planning Commission: Trevor Manuel
  • Monitoring and Evaluation: Collins Chabane
  • Finance: Pravin Gordhan
  • Justice: Jeff Radebe
  • Defence: Lindiwe Sisulu
  • Health: Aaron Motsoaledi
  • International relations: Maite Nkoana-Mashabane
  • Minister of Human Settlements: Tokyo Sexwale

Mr Gordhan replaces Trevor Manuel, the world’s longest-serving finance minister, who has been moved to head a new national planning body.

SOURCED FROM BBC

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