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South African president reshuffles cabinet

South African President, Cyril Ramaphosa will on Monday announce changes to the National Executive, according to presidential spokesman, Vincent Magwenya.

A cabinet reshuffle has been widely expected since Mr Ramaphosa was re-elected leader of the governing African National Congress (ANC) at a party leadership contest in December, paving way for him to run for a second presidential term in 2024.

“The president is finalising his reconfiguration of the national executive,” Mr Magwenya said at a news briefing, noting that he was taking into account the swearing in of some members of parliament before announcing the reshuffle.

Mr Ramaphosa is also expected to name a new deputy president after the Presidency announced David Mabuza’s resignation from the post last Wednesday.

Writing by Fany Olumoye; Editing by Julian Osamoto and Tony Okerafor