Zuma announces dramatic reshuffle

2010-10-31 19:09
Pretoria - President Jacob Zuma announced a Cabinet reshuffle on Sunday which saw nine ministers being replaced.

"We have taken a long and hard look at some departments with a view to strengthen some ministries and noted some of them needed additional deputy ministers to assist them in their duties," Zuma said when announcing the reshuffle at the presidential guest house in Pretoria.

"We had to change the way government works in order to improve service delivery. Our mission was guided by improving the quality of the lives of South Africans."

- Communications Minister Siphiwe Nyanda was replaced by Roy Padayachie. His deputy would be Obed Bapele.

- Public Works Minister Geoff Doidge was replaced by Gwen Mahlangu-Nkabinde.

- Women, Children and People with Disabilities Minister Noluthando Mayende-Sibiya was replaced by Lulu Xingwana.

- Labour Minister Membathisi Mdladlana was replaced by Mildren Oliphent.

- Water and Environmental Affairs Minister Buyelwa Sonjica was replaced by Edna Molewa.

- Public Service and Administration Minister Richard Baloyi gets a deputy minister, Ayanda Dlodlo.

- Public Enterprises Minister Barbara Hogan was replaced by Malusi Gigaba. His deputy is Benedict Martin.

- Sports and Recreation Minister Makhenkesi Stofile was replaced by Fikile Mbalula.

- Arts and Culture Minister Lulu Xingwana was replaced by Paul Mashatile.

- Social Development Minister Edna Molewa was replaced by Bathabile Dlamini

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