Much praised MEC of education, Panyaza Lesufi has been moved to finance to succeed Barbra Creecy. Lesufi celebrated his appointment with an announcement on his Twitter account promising “not to disappoint”.
Gauteng Premier David Makhura axed a number of MEC’s but retained others into key positions. Lesufi’s appointment comes with new faces to the Gauteng executive council who are as follow:
Lebogang Maile: MEC for human settlement
Thuliswa Nkabinde: MEC for social development
Tasneem Motara: MEC for infrastructure development and property Management
Kgosientsho Ramokgopa: MEC for agriculture and environment
Dr Bandile Masuku: MEC for health
Makhura said: “The newly-appointed MEC’s will put the interest of the people first and meet service delivery standards in the conduct of their work”.
The delay in the appointment of new cabinet
The main reason President Ramaphosa wasn’t able to act speedily in appointing the new cabinet was because there were unfavorable pronouncements against some prospective cabinet members.
Meanwhile the public protector had recommended taking displinary actions against public enterprises minister, Pravin Gordhan. With this being the case Ramaphosa could not see himself appoint a new cabinet that had a dark cloud above their heads
How has Lesufi contributed to SA’s economy
Panyaza Lesufi served as the education MEC for five years. His achievements include the paperless classroom project and a partnership with German car maker BMW. He also launched an engineering school with automotive focus North of Pretoria.
· May 29
I won’t disappoint, thank you so much for your kind messages of support I am truly humbled. Thank you so much @MYANC @David_Makhura