South Africa's Ramaphosa retains Mboweni, Gordhan in new, leaner cabinet

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Mfuneko Toyana 3 Min ReadPRETORIA/JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South Africa’s President Cyril Ramaphosa on Wednesday retained Tito Mboweni as finance minister in a new, leaner cabinet, following on from a pre-election pledge to reform and revive an ailing economy and attract foreign investors.

South Africa's President Cyril Ramaphosa gestures during the announcement of the new cabinet in Pretoria, South Africa May 29, 2019. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko Ramaphosa, who was sworn in as South Africa’s president on Saturday for his first full five-year term, trimmed the cabinet from 36 ministers to 28.

That will serve as an early barometer of his ability to push through change more efficiently, having struggled to implement tough reforms since he succeeded scandal-plagued Jacob Zuma last year.

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