ANC welcomes changes to the National Executive announced by the President
26 February 2018
The African National Congress (ANC) notes and welcomes the changes to the National Executive of the Republic of South Africa announced today by the President, Comrade Cyril Ramaphosa. President Ramaphosa, exercised his constitutional responsibilities, in line with Section 91 of the constitution to appoint the Deputy President, Ministers and Deputy Ministers.
As the ANC, we particularly commend the President for having exercised this prerogative in consultation with the National Officials of the ANC and our Alliance Partners. Undoubtedly, this act of giving due regard to the resolutions of the African National Congress, in the exercise of the prerogative bestowed upon the President, lays a strong foundation for greater alignment and cooperation between the ANC and its cadres deployed in government.
The ANC congratulates Deputy President-elect Comrade David Mabuza as well as all comrades appointed and intended to be appointed Ministers and Deputy Ministers. We assure them of the organisation’s support in the execution of their duties.
We extend our gratitude to all comrades who served in the immediate past Cabinet and are confident that they and their skills are not lost to the ANC. The ANC is confident that, as disciplined members of the organization, they will continue to serve the movement and the people of South Africa in whatever capacity they are deployed.
Issued by Pule Mabe, National Spokesperson, ANC, 27 February 2018
New ANC members of Parliament
The Office of the ANC Chief Whip in Parliament announces new deployments to the National Assembly to fill existing vacancies in the ANC Parliamentary Caucus. These vacancies were created primarily by the redeployment of some comrades to other positions of responsibility outside Parliament.
Arising from the vacancies, the National Lists of KZN, Northern Cape and Mpumalanga were reviewed in terms of the provisions of the Electoral Act. The Free State was depleted, and was supplemented.
The following comrades have been deployed by the ANC to take up positions as ANC Members of Parliament in the National Assembly.
Cde David Mabuza: filling the vacancy left by Cde Dudu Manana who has been deployed to the Mpumalanga Provincial Legislature from the Mpumalanga-to-National list.
Cde Reginah Mhaule: filling the vacancy left by Cde James Skhosana who redeployed to the Mpumalanga Provincial Legislature from the Mpumalanga-to-National List.
Cde Zweli Mkhize: filling the vacancy arising out of the passing of Cde Trevor Bonhomme from the KZN-to-National list.
Cde Nathi Nhleko: filling the vacancy arising out of the resignation of Cde Makhosi Khoza from the KZN-to-National list.
Cde Peggy Nkonyeni: filling the vacancy arising out of the passing of Cde Beatrice Ngcobo from the KZN-to-National list.
Cde Nhlanhla Nene: filling vacancy left by Cde Senzo Mchunu who declined his nomination due to his full time deployment as ANC National Organiser from the KZN-to-National list.
Cde Alvin Botes: filling the vacancy left by Cde Patrick Mabilo who resigned in October 2017 from the Northern Cape-to-National list.
Cde Nhlanhla Xaba: filling the vacancy left by Cde Thabo Manyoni who resigned in May 2017 from the Free State-to-National list supplementation.
The swearing in will take place tomorrow, 27 February 2018 at 12:30.
The ANC also announces the resignation of Cde Nokuzola Tolashe as a Member of Parliament from the Eastern Cape-to-National list following her redeployment to the Lukhanji Local Municipality. She was elected Mayor of the municipality earlier today.
The Office of the Chief Whip congratulates these new deployees and those appointed to the National Executive as announced by the President of the Republic, Cde Cyril Ramaphosa. We wish them well.
Issued by Nonceba Mhlauli, Spokesperson, Office of the ANC Chief Whip, 26 February 2018