Minister reshuffle in Bhisho

The changes made on Tuesday, this week by the Eastern Cape Premier, Oscar Lubabalo Mabuyane, he says are aimed at strengthening the work ethic in government as well as trying to strengthen where there is incompetence.

The new Eastern Cape ministers. Zolile Williams is the Minister of COGTA, Ntombovuyo Nkopane is the Minister of Public Works and, Bukiwe Fanta is the Minister of Social Development. PICTURE: BEKI RADEBE

Mabuyane says a good effort has been made by the province even though the race has not yet been completed.

He says in these changes, the most important thing is that the services go and reach the people.

Those shown the door are Weziwe Tikana-Gxotiwe who was the MEC of Transport and Community Safety as well as the MEC of Sports, Recreation, Arts and Culture, Fezeka Nkomonye.

Babalo Madikizela is one of those who left the provincial executive. Madikizela resigned from his position as MEC of Public Works after failing to secure the coveted seat as chairperson at a conference held a few months ago in East London.

The changes are as follow:

Xolile Nqatha has left the Department of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (COGTA) and has now joined Transport and Community Safety.

Nonceba Kontsiwe joined the Department of Sports, Recreation, Arts and Culture from the Department of Human Settlements.

Siphokazi Mani-Lusithi joined the Department of Human Settlements from the Department of Social Development.

New ministers:

Zolile Williams is the MEC of COGTA.

Bukiwe Fanta is the MEC of Social Development.

Ntombovuyo Nkopane is the MEC of Public Works.

Mabuyane thanked the three outgoing ministers for their contribution, wishing them well as he welcomed the ministers newly sworn into office on Tuesday.