David Makhura reshuffles provincial portfolios
Paul Mashatile is the new Human Settlements MEC & Jacob Mamabolo is now Infrastructural Development MEC.
JOHANNESBURG - Gauteng Premier David Makhura has announced that former Gauteng Premier and ex-Cabinet Minister Paul Mashatile has been re-called to the province to take the reigns as MEC for human settlements.
Mashatile replaces Jacob Mamabolo who moves to infrastructure development.
Makhura made the announcement at a briefing at the Gauteng Legislature on Tuesday evening.
The premier says Mashatile will resign from his post in Parliament over the next few days and be sworn into his Gauteng government position.
"I am pleased that we have recruited a powerful player. He will be part of team Gauteng."
Makhura says he makes no apology for strengthening his cabinet and Mashatile has the experience needed.
"To bring Mr Mashatile back here is to help us to get local government to work better within the framework of what we call the Gauteng city region."
Other movements include Infrastructure Development MEC Nandi Mayatula-Khoza who has been moved to the post of Social Development MEC.
The premier says, having served in the portfolio previously, he's confident Mayathula-Khoza will perform well.
He says all the new appointments have experience in their respective portfolios and will show improvements.
"Going forward, this is the team to go and work and make Gauteng better."
Makhura says former social development MEC Molebatsi Bopape will no longer be a part of Gauteng government.
He added that local government is constantly reviewing progress and needs to make changes to strengthen its capacity.