President Cyril Ramaphosa will announce changes to the national executive at 7PM today, presidential spokesman Vincent Magwenya said.

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

“The president is finalising his reconfiguration of the national executive,” Magwenya said at a news briefing, adding that some members of parliament would be sworn in ahead of the reshuffling announcement.

Ramaphosa is expected to name a new deputy president after the presidency announced David Mabuza’s resignation from the post on Wednesday. The new position of electricity minister is among the roles to be filled.

He announced last month he would create the position of electricity minister to help address the nation’s power crisis, as state-owned utility Eskom implements the worst power cuts on record.  — Reuters