New premier shuffles Limpopo cabinet

2013-07-19 18:21

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Polokwane - Newly appointed Limpopo premier Stanley Mathabatha reshuffled his executive council on Friday, a day after he was sworn in.

Education MEC Dickson Masemola retained his status as MEC but was moved to public works.

Limpopo legislature speaker Rudolph Phala and his deputy Joyce Mashamba were appointed provincial treasury MEC and safety, security, and liaison MEC respectively.

Sport MEC Letsatsi Duba was moved to health and social development.

Former health and social development MEC Dikeledi Magadzi, who was axed by former premier Cassel Mathale last year, was appointed education MEC.

Former deputy speaker Miriam Ramadwa, who was also dropped last year, was appointed sport, art, and culture MEC, and former public works MEC Rosina Semenya was appointed agriculture MEC.

Lehlogonolo Masoga was appointed roads and transport MEC, Charles Sekoati economic development and tourism MEC, and Ishmael Kgetsepe co-operative governance MEC.

Mthabatha succeeded Mathale, who resigned on Monday after being "recalled" by the African National Congress.

Mthabatha told reporters in Polokwane of Friday the new executive would "deliver".

"We want to assure all members of the public that our government will entrench participatory democracy by upholding the principles enshrined in the Constitution."

He said the new executive would commit itself to restoring confidence and trust in the provincial government so that national government could consider rescinding the decision to put five departments under administration.

His leadership was working to strengthen the system and enhance education so that it could help furnish the skills needed in the economy.

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