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New KZN cabinet appointed

KZN Premier Thami Ntuli has appointed MECs to serve on the provincial cabinet

Newly-elected KZN Premier Thami Ntuli has officially appointed 10 provincial legislature members who will serve in the cabinet.

The MECs were announced and sworn in during an inauguration ceremony held in Pietermaritzburg on Tuesday.

Following the introduction of the executive, Ntuli urged them to ‘hit the ground running to start with the mammoth task that lies ahead of rebuilding the province of KwaZulu-Natal’.

Newly appointed KZN cabinet with KZN Premier Thami Ntuli PHOTO: KZN Provincial Government/Facebook

“I appreciate that we come from different political homes, and we campaigned with different manifestos.

“However, now is the time to put the people of KwaZulu-Natal first,” he said.

“All of us are expected to serve with honesty, dignity and diligence. We must never betray the people of our province who voted for us.”

While portfolios have remained much the same, Ntuli made some changes, announcing that community safety will be under the Office of the Premier, and merging the Human Settlements and Transport portfolios.

He further vowed to ensure the executive’s performance is monitored and evaluated.

The newly-appointed MECs are:

1. Economic Development, Tourism and Environmental Affairs – Rev Musa Keith Zondi, MPL
2. Co-operative Governance and Traditional Affairs (COGTA) – Rev Thulasizwe Dominic Buthelezi, MPL
3. Health – Nomagugu Simelane, MPL
4. Social Development – Mbali Cynthia Chinga, MPL
5. Public Works and Infrastructure – Lukas Marthinus Meyer, MPL
6. Finance – Francoise Adrianus Rodgers, MPL
7. Agriculture and Rural Development – Thembeni Petty kaMadlopha-Mthethwa, MPL
8. Transport and Human Settlements – Siboniso Amstrong Duma, MPL
9. Education – Siphosihle Emmanuel Hlomuka, MPL
10. Sport, Arts and Culture – Mntomuhle Khawula, MPL

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