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Charles Nqakula gets Mozambique post

2012-05-03 20:42

Johannesburg - President Jacob Zuma's political adviser, Charles Nqakula, has been appointed as the high commissioner-designate to Mozambique, the presidency said on Thursday.

"The presidency congratulates Mr Nqakula in his new responsibilities. He will assume his new duties on 1 June 2012," it said in a statement.

Nqakula, who had held office as the minister of defence as well as the minister of safety and security, previously led a "facilitation team" to Zimbabwe and was Zuma's special envoy to Sudan.

In 2005, he replaced Zuma (who was deputy president at the time) as a mediator in the Burundi peace talks.

In 2006, Nqakula outraged opposition MP's in Parliament when he said that South Africans who complained about the country's crime rate should "stop whining and leave the country".

He is married to Correctional Services Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula.

Comments
  • Piet - 2012-05-03 20:51

    Safety and security, facilitation team, both just as important.....wonder what these okes smoke?

  • Mike Purchase - 2012-05-03 20:54

    Nothing surprises me anymore

  • abed26 - 2012-05-03 21:49

    Good luck Ngcakula!

  • Lala - 2012-05-03 22:50

    all the best Nqakula

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