New South African President Ramaphosa in sweeping reshuffle

Nhlanhla Nene gets job of finance minister, as David Mabuza controversially named deputy president

South Africa’s new President, Cyril Ramaphosa.

Pretoria: South African President Cyril Ramaphosa, who took office 11 days ago, announced a sweeping reshuffle Monday that included re-appointing Nhlanhla Nene, who was sacked by Jacob Zuma, as finance minister.

Ramaphosa stamped his mark on the presidency with his choice of Nene, while David Mabuza, the current premier of Mpumalanga province, was controversially named as deputy president.

Ramaphosa announced a total of 30 changes to minister and deputy minister positions after graft-tainted Zuma was forced to resign by the ruling ANC party earlier this month.

“In making these changes, I have been conscious of the need to balance continuity and…

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