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Bongani Bongo to be sworn in as State Security Minister

JOHANNESBURG, October 18 – Newly appointed State Security Minister, Bongani Bongo, will be sworn into office on Wednesday, at Tuynhuys, Cape Town, the Presidency said.
“Other already-serving Members of the National Executive whose appointment into new portfolios was announced by President Jacob Zuma today, will not be sworn in again as they took the oath of office when they were first appointed as either ministers or deputy ministers during this term,” the Presidency said on Tuesday.
Zuma made changes to Cabinet on Tuesday morning, via email.
In the statement from the Presidency, Zuma announced that Hlengiwe Mkhize would replace Blade Nzimande, the South African Communist Party secretary general, as Higher Education and Training Minister. This ministry also has a new deputy minister in Buti Manamela.
The Home Affairs portfolio, which was held by Mkhize, would now be filled by Ayanda Dlodlo. Dlodlo’s post as Communications Minister would be filled by Mmamaloko Kubayi (former energy minister).
The new Energy Minister is David Mahlobo, who’s previous post as State Security Minister would be filled by Bongo.
“I thank the former members of the National Executive for good service in their previous portfolios. I wish the members who are assuming new portfolios all the best in their new responsibilities,” Zuma’s statement said.
– African News Agency (ANA)

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