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President Cyril Ramaphosa surprised the whole country when he named the leader of the recently-formed Good party, Patricia De Lille, as the minister Public Works and Infrastructure on Wednesday evening.

Ramaphosa kept to his word of slashing the “bloated” cabinet from 36 ministers to just 28 by combining departments like Sport with Arts and Culture, and Agriculture with Land Reform. Some of the expected faces, like Dr Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, Fikile Mbalula and Senzo Mchunu made the cut.

Social media users had a field day when embattled former ministers like Bathabile Dlamini and Faith Muthambi were not appointed to the cabinet.

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