South Africa: Cabinet announcement later this week

PRETORIA, The announcement on the members of the new executive will be made later in the week, says the Presidency.

The Constitution of the Republic stipulates that the President must assume office within five days of being elected by the National Assembly � and thereafter appoint a Cabinet and assign its powers and functions, the Presidency said in a statement.

The Presidency released the statement noting media reports that President Cyril Ramaphosa was expected to announce the members of the new executive on Monday.

President Cyril Ramaphosa is emphatic that the new executive must possess requisite skills, experience, representivity and a commitment to the public services that will take the work of the sixth administration forward, the Presidency said.

Ramaphosa was inaugurated as the sixth democratically elected President of the Republic on Saturday at the Loftus Versfeld Stadium.

The inauguration was held under the theme ‘Together Celebrating Democracy: Renewal and Growth for a Better South Africa’.

The United States has congratulated Ramaphosa on his inauguration as President of the Republic of South Africa and the members of the sixth democratically-elected National Assembly.

We look forward to continuing our work alongside South Africa to promote economic growth and two-way trade and investment, as well as to support South Africa’s efforts to end the HIV/AIDS epidemic through the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), a statement by the Embassy of the United States said.

We value our relationship with South Africa and will continue to invest in the partnership with the new government, as well as in our people-to-people engagement through our educational, cultural, and professional exchange programs, the Embassy of the United States said.

Source: Nam News Network