President Cyril Ramaphosa has wasted no time in reshuffling his cabinet since taking office on February 15, 2018. The reshuffling came with 10 ministers and 3 deputies, who had served under Jacob Zuma, being axed.
This was done in the interest of appointing candidates who fit the description of implementing the government's mandate as stated by Ramaphosa.
Interestingly some positions were filled by ministers who had previously occupied them. Malusi Gigaba was replaced by Nhlanhla Nene, as Finance Minister, and returned to being Minister of Home Affairs.
Former Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan returned to the house as the new Minister of Public Enterprises replacing the controversial Lynne Brown.
Thulas Nxesi returned to being Minister of Public Works after his stint as Minister of Sports.
The shift that got the whole nation excited was the return of Bheki Cele as Minister of Police replacing Fikile Mbalula.
With Cele back many South Africans are hopeful that the dreadful crime rate will soon start to dwindle.