Pandor appointed acting home affairs minister

2012-10-02 14:47

Cape Town - Science and Technology Minister Naledi Pandor will take up an acting position as the home affairs minister, President Jacob Zuma said on Tuesday.

In a statement issued on his behalf, he said Pandor would hold the position until the vacancy was filled.

Home Affairs Minister Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma resigned from her position last month to head up the African Union commission in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

Zuma wished her well in her new position and said she had served the country with distinction.

"I wish to thank Dr Dlamini-Zuma most sincerely for the remarkable contribution that she made in the work of Parliament as a member of the National Assembly, and the lasting impact she made in the national executive as a minister in different portfolios since 1994."

  • philani.goba - 2012-10-02 14:51

    only in SA..where a president deploys even his EX-wife as cabinet

      sanda.mnyazi - 2012-10-02 14:55

      When Dr. Dlamini-Zuma was first appointed Minister, JZ was nowhere near being a President - 2012-10-02 15:00

      Maybe Dhlamini-Zuma could actually be President. She has been around for a while. Got a Ministerial position long back before JGZ was Pres, and has proven somehow much better than some. She deserves to be where she is.

      lulama.nokubeni - 2012-10-02 15:13

      @ Teddy i couldn't agree more

      lsfreak - 2012-10-02 19:32

      WHY I ASK... Isn't she the minister of of something...Yeah I know Science and Tech, what's wrong with the Deputy minister of Home Affairs...Wait we know "NOT A cANCer BIG WIG" :D

  • clarence.ledwaba - 2012-10-02 14:57

    Whats the point of Deputies then? And what about continuity?

  • goodguy.buthelezi - 2012-10-02 15:26

    Department of home affairs was the most improved department out of all of them. Since they were doing a fantastic job, thee President should have appointed deputy minister to Minister and D.G to deputy minister and someone else to fill in th DG job NOT PANDOR!

  • macdonald.loabile - 2012-10-02 15:26

    Zuma why dont you appoint a deputy minister of home affairs as minister , for the sake of continuity......Ur useless Zuma.....

  • shirley.steenkamp - 2012-10-02 15:28

    Well good news is -she actually has a brainand knows how to use it. Added bonus is she is capable of holding an intellegent conversation AND can think!!!

      yvonne.joseph.1612 - 2012-10-02 15:51

      And a great accent (British) where she received her education?

  • irene.buthelezi.1 - 2012-10-02 15:39

    Pandor's already screwed up education and science, so now they're giving her a chance at screwing up home affairs too.

  • yvonne.joseph.1612 - 2012-10-02 15:40

    Is she looking for a 200 million house revamp. Like Zoooma and Mac maharaj

  • larry.piggott1 - 2012-10-02 15:51

    A good choice from a bad lot.

      braamc - 2012-10-02 18:39

      @ Larry, LOL, useless bunch

  • buwaz - 2012-10-02 15:56

    This shows the failure of mr Zuma,no build up in all of his departments, why not appoint the deputy minister to take off where Dlamini left? Anyway is ur country run it like u wish moron

  • issa.kabudula - 2012-10-02 16:05

    Science and Technology Minister Naledi Pandor - for since she was minister of education n now technology to me she has been GOOD servant of ANC government and well behave, one of the hiden powerful women in RSA, she has been away in diaspora and she went to school she know what it takes for home affairs. My advice to her is that; the new ministry is one of the very important one - where education, social welfare, labour you name it depends on Home Affairs. We have heard and seen many without work due to lack of ID, some killed themselves due to frustration and some got too rich through corruption and some are still not yet buried due to lack of documentation and the list goes. If the home affairs is well managed so are the people of the country _ Good lucky.

  • dylan.mugabe - 2012-10-02 16:23

    Robert Mugabe also has a British accent. Please don't be so dam racist. I would love to try hear you have a conversation in zulu or xhosa.

  • bobby.boon.18 - 2012-10-02 18:11

    The President clearly needs more funds for his 203 mill upgrade to his little shack he is clearly struggling so now he has a little puppet to route him some funds.. shame he doesn't even have a space to park his new Mercedes....

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