Parliament posts to be filled

2013-07-09 21:57
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Johannesburg - The Parliamentary vacancies created as a result of the Cabinet reshuffle on Tuesday will be filled, the office of the ANC chief whip said.

"The vacancies created in caucus and Parliament as a result of these new deployments would be filled in due course to ensure that the work of the ANC in this institution continues uninterrupted," said spokesperson Moloto Mothapo.

President Jacob Zuma announced a Cabinet reshuffle on Tuesday, axing three ministers - Communications Minister Dina Pule, Human Settlements Minister Tokyo Sexwale and Co-operative Governance and Traditional Affairs Minister Richard Baloyi.

"We are confident that the announced changes will strengthen the work of the executive and enhance service delivery," he said.

He expressed confidence that the newly-appointed members would serve in their new positions with diligence and excellence.

"We extend our gratitude to the former ministers of human settlements, communications and co-operative governance and traditional affairs for the service they rendered in these positions."

Zuma said ANC MP Connie September would take over the portfolio of human settlements from Sexwale, and Transport Minister Ben Martins would swap portfolios with Energy Minister Dipuo Peters.

Communications Minister Pule would be replaced by former Co-operative Government Deputy Minister Yunis Carriem.

Deputy Land Reform Minister Lechesa Tsenoli would take over from Baloyi as co-operative governance and traditional affairs minister.

Read more on:    anc  |  jacob zuma  |  tokyo sexwale  |  richard baloyi  |  dina pule  |  ben martins  |  dipuo peters  |  parliament 2013  |  cabinet reshuffle  |  politics

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