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Premier David Makhura 'could not ignore concerns of the people regarding Lesufi'

31 May 2019 1:42 PM
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Gauteng Education MEC Panyaza Lesufi
Lesufi back as Education MEC

Gauteng spokesperson Thabo Masebe says Nomantu Nkomo-Ralehoko will also do well in the finance portfolio.

After only two days in the finance portfolio, Panyaza Lesufi is back in his old office as MEC of education in Gauteng.

Gauteng provincial government spokesperson Thabo Masebe says Premier David Makhura could not ignore the concerns of the people who wanted Lesufi in the education portfolio.

Nomantu Nkomo-Ralehoko will take over the finance portfolio. Masebe says she is highly experienced with more than 10 years in the provincial legislature.

Read: 'Gauteng ANC is pleased with Makhura's decision'

She has served in various portfolios in the legislature as well as committee chairperson.

Thabo Masebe, Spokesperson - Gauteng provincial government

In that position, she needs to have intimate knowledge about how the department draws up priorities and how they allocate money for those priorities and call them to account on how money is spent.

Thabo Masebe, Spokesperson - Gauteng provincial government

With that kind of experience, she is able to lead the portfolio of finance and e-goverment.

Thabo Masebe, Spokesperson - Gauteng provincial government

Masebe says calls to shift Lesufi back to education came from different political parties and people from all walks of life and not just the ANC.

The premier did think very seriously about the matter... but having listened to the concerns of the people he came to the determination that it would be best to return Lesufi to education so that he can continue the good work.

Thabo Masebe, Spokesperson - Gauteng provincial government

To hear the rest of the conversation, listen below:


31 May 2019 1:42 PM
Tags:
Gauteng Education MEC Panyaza Lesufi
Lesufi back as Education MEC

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