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New CABINET members announced in KZN by Premier Nomusa Dube Ncube

11 August 2022

By Sphe J Hadebe

The new Kwa Zulu Natal Premier, Nomusa Dube Ncube has announced her new cabinet that she will be working with in her term in office.

This comes after she was elected on Wednesday as the premier of KZN where she replaced Sihle Zikalala who resigned last week.

It was highly anticipated that Dube Ncube will make changes in her cabinet. What was also noted was that the other faction that is known to be on Cyril Ramaphosa's side as it is called , the Ankoles, will be removed from power.

The names of three MEC's that there have been rumours they will be removed from their positions are, Kwazi Mshengu who has been an MEC of Education, Jomo Sibiya who has been MEC of Human Settlements and Public Works and Hlengiwe Mavimbela who has been the MEC of Sports, Arts and Culture.

These MEC's shared their statements earlier on Thursday to state that they have been approached by the provincial leadership of the ANC to vacate their positions.

Indeed, the premier announced that they have been replaced. It is not clear at this point where they will be deployed at.

Here are the changes that Premier Dube Ncube announced in her cabinet:

- COGTA: Former Premier Sihle Zikalala has been reappointed as an MEC of COGTA

- Finance: Peggy Nkonyeni, she has been moved from the Transport department to the finance department now which was held by Nomusa Dube Ncube.

- Sports, Arts and Culture- Amanda Bani. She is new in the cabinet and she is known of her history in the ANC Youth league.

- Economic Development and Tourism Affairs- Sboniso Duma. The ANC provincial chairperson who was expected to jump in the premiership position, declined that and stated he wanted to learn the ropes and gain experience in the cabinet. Hence he accepted the position of being the MEC. This is a powerful department as it controls the economy of the province. Both Zikalala and Ncube use to be an MEC in this position.

- Education: Mbali Fraizer, the former teacher and principal who has also worked with SADTU and held various positions in ANC is the new MEC and has replaced Mshengu.

- Public Works and Human Settlements: Dr. Ntuthuko Mahlaba, the ANC treasurer-general and the former Newcastle mayor is now the MEC.

- Transport: Sipho Hlomuka, the former MEC of COGTA is now the MEC of Transport.

source: "Premier Nomusa Dube-Ncube: Introduction of the new members of the KwaZulu-Natal Provincial Executive Council | South African Government"

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