President Cyril Ramaphosa has appointed Zizi Kodwa as the new minister of Sport, Arts and Culture following a cabinet reshuffle. Kodwa takes over from Nathi Mthethwa who is no longer part of the national executive.

WHO IS ZIZI KODWA?

Kodwa started serving in the COSAS in Khayelitsha in the Western Cape where he was a member of the ANC in the 80s.

He later served in SASCO and was subsequently elected as the SRC Deputy President and later elected SRC President at the University of the Western Cape.

Kodwa was also elected to serve in the PEC of the ANCYL in the Western Cape. He worked at the National Office of the ANCYL where he served as Office Manager under the Presidency of Cde Malusi Gigaba and later Cde Fikile Mbalula.

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Kodwa was appointed as Head of the Office of the President in Luthuli House and also Spokesperson to President Zuma in 2007. In 2010, he was appointed Special Advisor on Communications to the President of South Africa, H.E President Zuma.

In 2012, he was elected into the NEC of the ANC and subsequently appointed National Spokesperson of the ANC. After 2017, he was re-elected into the NEC of ANC and elected as an NWC member. He was also appointed Head of Presidency in Luthuli House.

In 2019, he was again elected into National Parliament and subsequently rejoined the Presidency of the Republic of South Africa where he was appointed Deputy Minister in the Presidency responsible for State Security.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: NEW MINISTER APPOINTMENTS AFTER CABINET RESHUFFLE

Khumbudzo Ntshavheni: Minister in the Presidency

Dr Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma: Minister in the Presidency responsible for Women, Youth and Persons with Disabilities

Ms Maropene Ramokgopa: Minister in the Presidency responsible for Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation

Dr Kgosientsho Ramokgopa: Minister in the Presidency responsible for electricity

Mondli Gungubele: Minister of Communications and Digital Technologies

Thembi Nkadimeng: Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs

Noxolo Kiviet: Minister of Public Service and Administration

Sihle Zikalala: Minister of Public Works and Infrastructure

Zizi Kodwa: Minister of Sports, Arts and Culture

Patricia de Lille: Minister of Tourism

Sindisiwe Chikunga: Minister of Transport

NEW DEPUTY MINISTERS

Nomasonto Motaung and Mr Kenneth Morolong: Deputy Ministers in the Presidency

Sisisi Tolashe: Deputy Minister in the Presidency responsible for Women, Youth and Persons with Disabilities

Pinky Kekana: Deputy Minister in the Presidency responsible for Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation

There will also be two Deputy Ministers for Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs, Parks Tau and Zolile Burns-Ncamashe.

– There will also be two Deputy Ministers for Water and Sanitation, David Mahlobo and Judith Tshabalala

Bernice Swarts: Deputy Minister of Public Works

Dipuo Peters: Deputy Minister of Small Business Development

Obed Bapela: Deputy Minister of Public Enterprises

Lisa Mangcu: Deputy Minister of Transport

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