Chief Whip announces new deployments in Parliament

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The Office of the ANC Chief Whip in Parliament announces new deployments to parliamentary committees to fill existing vacancies and strengthen their capacity to fulfil their oversight functions. The vacancies within several committees in the National Assembly and National Council of Provinces were created primarily by the redeployment of the previous incumbents to new responsibilities both within and outside Parliament.

The new appointments, which will only become effective after being duly elected by the respective committees next week, are as follows:

1.      Cde Lungi Mnganga-Gcabashe who previously served on the portfolio committee on Human Settlements becomes the new chairperson of the portfolio committee on Public Enterprises. The position was previously held by Cde Dipuo Letsatsi-Duba who is now the Deputy Minister of Public Service and Administration.

2.      Cde Humfrey Mmemezi who previously served on the portfolio committee on Human Settlements becomes the new chairperson of the portfolio committee on Public Works. The position was previously held by Cde Ben Martins who is now the Deputy Minister of Public Enterprises.

3.      Cde Cassel Mathale who previously served as the whip of the portfolio committee of Science and Technology becomes the new chairperson of the portfolio committee on Public Service and Administration, Monitoring and Evaluation. The position was previously held by Cde Dr Makhosi Khoza who resigned as a member of Parliament.

4.      Cde Fezeka Loliwe who previously served as the whip of the portfolio committee on Labour becomes the new chairperson of the portfolio committee on Labour. The position was previously held by Cde Lumka Yengeni who is now South Africa’s ambassador designate to Jamaica.

5.      Cde Jabu Mahlangu who previously served as the whip of the portfolio committee on Arts and Culture becomes the new chairperson of the portfolio committee on Telecommunications and Postal Services. The position was previously held by Cde Mmamaloko Kubayi who is now the Minister of Communications.

The following comrades have been deployed as chairpersons of committees in the National Council of Provinces:

1.      Cde Charel De Beer becomes the new chairperson of the select committee on Appropriations. The position was previously held by Cde Seiso Mohai who is now the Chief Whip of the NCOP.

2.      Cde Motalane Monakedi becomes the new co-chairperson of the joint standing committee on the Financial Management of Parliament. The position was previously held by Cde Seiso Mohai.

3.      Cde Dumisani Ximbi becomes the new chairperson of the select committee on Petitions and Executive Undertakings. The position was previously held by Cde Kgosi Thobejane who resigned as a member of parliament.

4.      Cde Simphiwe Mthimunye becomes the new chairperson of the select committee on Security and Justice. The position was previously held by Cde Dumisani Ximbi.

5.      Cde Moses Mhlanga is the new provincial whip for Mpumalanga. The position was previously held by Cde Simphiwe Mthimunye.

The ANC has also deployed Cde Thandi Modise, Cde Thoko Didiza and Cde iNkosi Zwelivelile Mandela to the Pan African Parliament (PAP) to strengthen South Africa’s representation at the PAP. Cde Thandi Modise will be leader of the South African delegation.

The Office of the ANC Chief Whip congratulates the new appointees and wish them well in their responsibilities. We are quite certain they will serve these committees with the same vigour and commitment as they have previously done in various other deployments the movement has entrusted them with over the years.

We have no doubt that the new changes will further reinforce parliament`s oversight role over the executive and enhance quality service delivery to the people of South Africa.

We also thank the comrades who previously held these positions for the sterling work they have done and the contribution they have made to caucus and parliament.

Issued by the Office of the ANC Chief Whip

Enquiries:

Nonceba Mhlauli

ANC Caucus Spokesperson

0726233462

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