- Four politicians have been cut as MECs in Mpumalanga.
- The axings have resulted in a widespread reshuffle of the province's executive leadership, with new faces introduced.
- Premier Refilwe Mtshweni-Tsipane said the executive's performance would be "monitored against specific outcomes".
Mpumalanga Premier Refilwe Mtshweni-Tsipane has removed four MECs from her executive in a sweeping shake-up of the province's leadership.
Mtshweni-Tsipane announced the changes on Wednesday.
Four of Mpumalanga's 10 MECs were fired, while four others were moved to new portfolios.
Agriculture, Rural Development, Land and Environmental Affairs MEC: Mandla Msibi
Community Safety, Security and Liaison MEC: Vusi Shongwe
Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs MEC: Busisiwe Shiba
Culture, Sports and Recreation MEC: Thandi Shongwe
Education MEC: Bonakele Majuba
Health MEC: Sasekani Manzini
Human Settlements MEC: Speedy Mashilo
Provincial Treasury, Economic Development and Tourism MEC: Vusi Mkhatshwa
Public Works, Roads and Transport MEC: Mohita Latchminarain
Social Development MEC: Lindiwe Ntshantshali
Mashilo, Shiba, Mkhatshwa and Latchminarain are new to the cabinet.
Thandi Shongwe, Vusi Shongwe, Msibi and Ntshalintshali remain in the executive, but will now lead new departments.
The speaker of the legislature would be voted for at the next sitting of the house.
Speaking in the Ehlazeni District Municipality on Wednesday, Mtshweni-Tsipane seemed to send a strong message about the four MECs who were fired.
"I have decided to reconfigure the executive council, taking a number of considerations into account, key amongst which include members who embody commitment, hard work, integrity and the non-negotiable commitment to bettering the lives of our people."
The premier added that the "performance of the newly constituted executive will be monitored against specific outcomes and where there is non-performance, decisive action will be taken".