Gauteng cabinet to be officially announced on Thursday

Gauteng premier David Makhura is expected to officially announce his cabinet on Thursday in Emoyeni Conference Centre, Parktown, Johannesburg. Makhura image.

On Tuesday morning the Democratic Alliance’s (DA) Solly Msimanga said Makhura’s Cabinet announcement delay will impact negatively on service delivery.

In his statement on Wednesday Makhura said since assuming office as Premier of Gauteng exactly a week ago and having clearly understood the new mandate given to the 6th administration, he has given serious thought about the women and men who would constitute the new Executive Council.

“In terms of section 132 of the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa, I have decided to constitute the Executive Council in the 6th Administration as follows:

Panyaza Lesufi: ​MEC for Finance and e-Government

Nomantu Nkomo-Ralehoko (Ms): MEC for Education

Faith Mazibuko (Ms): ​MEC for Community Safety

Lebogang Maile: ​MEC for Human Settlements, Urban Planning and COGTA

Thuliswa Nkabinde-Khawe (Ms): ​MEC for Social Development

Jacob Mamabolo: ​MEC for Public Transport and Road Infrastructure

Tasneem Motara (Ms): ​MEC for Infrastructure Development and Property Management

Dr Kgosientsho Ramokgopa: ​MEC for Economic Development,​ Agriculture and Environment

Mbali Hlophe (Ms): ​MEC for Sport, Arts, Culture and Recreation

Dr Bandile Masuku: ​MEC for Health

This team collectively represents the African National Congress’ (ANC) accumulated governance experience, new energy and fresh ideas required to fulfill the mandate of the 6th administration, of Growing Gauteng Together, according to Makhura.

“These newly-appointed MEC’s will put the interest of the people first and meet the highest ethical and service delivery standards in the conduct of their work,” adds Makhura.