SA's new Minister of Communications
GOVERNMENT| Oct. 24, 2011, 3:43 p.m.
South African PresidentJacob Zuma has appointed Dina Pule as the new Minister of Communications and Stella Ndabeni as the new Deputy Minister of Communications.
In a special announcement today, the president named several new ministers and announced that two ministers had been removed from office.
In the Department of Communications, Roy Padayachie, the Minister of Communications, is to take over the Public Service and Administration portfolio.
Dina Pule, currently the Deputy Minister for Performance Monitoring and Evaluation, has been appointed Minister of Communications. ANC Member of Parliament Thembisa Stella Ndabeni will become the Deputy Minister of Communications.
Obed Bapela, the Deputy Minister of Communications, has been appointed Deputy Minister in the Presidency for Performance Monitoring and Evaluation.
The president also announced a board of inquiry to look into allegations of misconduct against the National Police Commissioner, who has been suspended from duty.
Vodacom South Africa welcomed the new Communications Minister and deputy Minister to office, and thanked their predecessors for their solid leadership in the past year.
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