| 28 March 2023, Tuesday |

South African president to announce cabinet reshuffle on Monday

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa will announce changes to the national executive on Monday at 7:00 p.m. (1700 GMT), according to presidential spokesman Vincent Magwenya.

Since Ramaphosa was re-elected leader of the ruling African National Congress (ANC) in a party leadership election in December, paving the way for him to run for a second term in 2024, a cabinet reshuffle has been widely anticipated.

“The president is finalising his reconfiguration of the national executive,” Magwenya said at a news briefing, adding that he was taking into account the swearing in of some members of parliament before announcing the reshuffle.

Ramaphosa is expected to name a new deputy president after the Presidency announced David Mabuza’s resignation from the post on Wednesday. The new position of electricity minister is among the roles to be filled.

He announced last month he would create the position of electricity minister to help address the nation’s power crisis, as state utility Eskom implements the worst power cuts on record.

  • Reuters