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Mpumalanga premier axes four MECs in cabinet shake-up

Refilwe Mtshweni-Tsipane.



  • Four politicians have been minimize as MECs in Mpumalanga.
  • The axings have resulted in a widespread reshuffle of the province’s government management, with new faces launched.
  • Premier Refilwe Mtshweni-Tsipane mentioned the manager’s efficiency could be “monitored against specific outcomes”.

Mpumalanga Premier Refilwe Mtshweni-Tsipane has eliminated four MECs from her government in a sweeping shake-up of the province’s management. 

Mtshweni-Tsipane introduced the modifications on Wednesday.

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Four of Mpumalanga’s 10 MECs have been fired, whereas four others have been moved to new portfolios.

The new Mpumalanga government:

Agriculture, Rural Development, Land and Environmental Affairs MEC: Mandla Msibi

Community Safety, Security and Liaison MEC: Vusi Shongwe

Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs MEC: Busisiwe Shiba

Culture, Sports and Recreation MEC: Thandi Shongwe

Education MEC: Bonakele Majuba

Health MEC: Sasekani Manzini

Human Settlements MEC: Speedy Mashilo

Provincial Treasury, Economic Development and Tourism MEC: Vusi Mkhatshwa

Public Works, Roads and Transport MEC: Mohita Latchminarain

Social Development MEC: Lindiwe Ntshantshali

Mashilo, Shiba, Mkhatshwa and Latchminarain are new to the cabinet.

Thandi Shongwe, Vusi Shongwe, Msibi and Ntshalintshali stay in the manager, however will now lead new departments. 

The speaker of the legislature could be voted for on the subsequent sitting of the home.

Speaking in the Ehlazeni District Municipality on Wednesday, Mtshweni-Tsipane appeared to ship a powerful message in regards to the four MECs who have been fired.

“I have decided to reconfigure the executive council, taking a number of considerations into account, key amongst which include members who embody commitment, hard work, integrity and the non-negotiable commitment to bettering the lives of our people.”

The premier added that the “performance of the newly constituted executive will be monitored against specific outcomes and where there is non-performance, decisive action will be taken”.


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