The Premier of the Free State, Sisi Sefora Ntombela has decided to make changes to the provincial cabinet (EXCO) of the Free State.
- Mxolisi Abraham Dukwana, who was sworn in as a Member of the Provincial Legislature (MPL) on 28 September 2021, has been appointed as the new MEC for Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (CoGTA), effective immediately.
Dukwana was officially sworn-in as a Member of the Executive Council (MEC) today, 01 October, 2021 by the Honourable Justice PJ Loubser at the High Court in Bloemfontein. Dukwana, appointed in terms of Section 132 of the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa, is no stranger to the Executive Council of the Free State, having served previously as MEC for Education, MEC for Safety and Community Liaison as well as MEC for Tourism, Environmental and Economic Affairs, in previous administrations of government. Dukwana has also previously served as the Speaker of the Free State Legislature.
- The Premier has redeployed Thembeni Skully Nxangisa to the portfolio of MEC for Agriculture and Rural Development (DARD).
- William Kwekwe Bulwane replaces Malambule Samuel Mashinini as the MEC for Police Roads and Transport (PRT) with immediate effect, as of 01 October 2021. The Premier has thanked Mashinini, who departs from the EXCO effective immediately, for his contributions towards a prosperous Free State through overseeing provision of sustainable community safety, mobility, road infrastructure and management of government motor transport.
The Premier wishes the deployed MEC in the form of Dukwana, and the redeployed MECs in the form of Bulwane and Nxangisa, well in their new areas of positioning. Other portfolios remain unaffected.
“In the current social and economic development landscape, ours remains a concerted fight against poverty, unemployment, and inequality”, says Premier Ntombela.
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