Premier reshuffles her cabinet

Politiek / Politics

Following the political winds of change, the Northern Cape premier Sylvia Lucas, in consultation with the top five provincial executive members, has deemed it necessary to realign her mem-bers of the executive committee with effect from February 15, 2018.
“After protracted discussions with the top five officials of the Provincial Executive Committee as well as the National officials of the ANC, I have taken the decision to make changes to the Provincial Executive Council.
 “The provincial elective conference sig-nalled a new era for the ANC, as well as go-vernment. It is for this reason that the de-cision was taken that it would be unpre-cedented not to have some of the new members of the provincial executives in the
ANC serving in government.
“This decision was further spurred on by the resignation of the MEC for Cooperative Governance, Alvin Botes, whose deploy-ment to the National Assembly has already been confirmed.”
The outgoing Mr Botes is being replaced by the ANC provincial deputy chairperson Bentley Vaas while Fufe Makatong the cur-rent ANC provincial treasurer becomes the new MEC of Health, taking over from  Lebogang Motlhaping.
Mr Motlhaping takes over the reigns at the Department of Traffic, Safety and Liaison while his predecessor has been shifted to the Department of Nature Conservation and Environmental Affairs of which the cur-rent incumbent, Ms Tiny Chotelo, returns to the provincial legislature.