Former member of the Limpopo executive committee, Dipuo Letsatsi-Duba. 

Cyril’s local touch


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Limpopo’s most powerful women have carved a niche into President Cyril Ramaphosa’s dream team.

Conspicuous in her elevation is former Waterberg District Mayor Pinky Kekana, who has risen to Communications Deputy Minister.

Kekana deputises for ANC Iron Lady, the most controversial Nomvula Mokonyane.

An appointment that got analysts surprised was one of former Limpopo member of the executive committee, Dipuo Letsatsi-Duba to the most sensitive State Security portfolio as Minister.

As an MK veteran, Letsatsi-Duba should know what the “spooks” are all about.

Limpopo politics veteran Maite Nkoana-Mashabane returned to Casbinet as Minister of Rural Development and Land Reform, a portfolio which places her in the line of fire from the likes of the Economic Freedom Fighters.

Two other gentlemen from Limpopo, Small Business Development Deputy Minister, Cassel Mathale (Polokwane) and the man of the moment himself, President Cyril Ramaphosa (Bela-Bela), also hail from the home province.  

And just in case some readers did not know, EFF firebrand Julius Malema, and his deputy, Floyd Shivambu, are also from Limpopo.

Limpopo’s Public Service and Administration Minister Faith Muthambi was the unlucky home girl to bite the dust, along with nine other Cabinet Ministers from the Jacob Zuma era.

Muthambi has been replaced at Public Service and Administration by parliamentarian Ayanda Dlodlo.

3 months ago       08 March 2018