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MBABANE – His Majesty the King has reappointed all the returning ministers from the previous Cabinet into the new look team that has 11 new faces.

With the Judiciary facing its most challenging time yet, former Judicial Services Commission member who has had a series of run-ins with the Law Society of Swaziland, Sibusiso Shongwe, has been handed the reins at the Justice ministry.

The Law society sought to charge Shongwe for alleged misconduct after he allegedly claimed the lawyers’ regulatory body advocated for regime change. The King has also shown faith in the former appointees to Cabinet as all have returned. However, they have all assumed different portfolios following the massive overhaul of the elected representatives serving in the previous Cabinet. Sithobela MP, Magobetane Mamba and appointee Prince Hlangusemphi are the only Cabinet appointees, apart from the Prime Minister Sibusiso Dlamini, who have returned to head their previous portfolios.

The new Cabinet was announced by Prime Minister Sibusiso Barnabas Dlamini  during a press conference at Cabinet Offices yesterday.
Among the new faces in Cabinet are;
•    Appointed Senator, Paul Dlamini who was previously Shiselweni Regional Administrator until his appointment last week, Minister of Justice and Constitutional Affairs Sibusiso Shongwe, Minister of Commerce Industry and Trade, Gideon “City” Dlamini, Minister for Agriculture Moses Vilakati, Minister of Tourism Jabulani “Buy Cash” Mabuza,Minister of Information, Communication and Technology, Dumisani Ndlangamandla, Minister of Housing and Urban Development, Phiwayinkhosi Mabuza, Minister of Sports, Culture and Youth Affairs, David ‘Cruiser’ Ngcamphalala, Minister of Education Phineas Magagula, Minister of Tourism and Environmental Affairs Jabulane Mabuza, Minister of Health, Sibongile Simelane and Minister of Finance, Martin Dlamini, former Central Bank Governor. The returning ministers and their new portfolios are as follows;
•    Minister of Public Works and Transport, Pastor Lindiwe Dlamini, formerly Housing and Urban Development; Minister of Natural Resources and Energy Jabulile Mashwama, formerly Commerce, Industry and Trade; Minister of Home Affairs Princess Tsandzile, formerly Natural Resources and Energy; Minister of Tinkhundla Administration Mduduzi ‘Small Joe’ Dlamini, formerly Tourism and Environmental Affairs; Minister of Labour and Social Security Winnie Magagula, formerly Information, Communication and Technology(ICT); Minister of Economic Planning and Development Prince Hlangusemphi and Minister of Public Service Magobetane Mamba.
The new DPM, when called soon after the announcement yesterday, said he was shocked by the news while new Commerce minister Gideon Dlamini, said as a seasoned businessman he would take this opportunity with both hands and not let the electorate down.


Five women in new cabinet


MBABANE – The 10th Parliament consists of five women in Cabinet.

This is the same number as the Ninth Parliament. The female ministers are Minister of Natural Resources and Energy, Jabulile Mashwama; Minister of Health Sibongile Simelane, Minister of Home Affairs, Princess Tsandzile; Minister of Labour and Social Security, Winnie Magagula and the Minister of Public Works and Transport, Pastor Lindiwe Dlamini.

This reflects a 25 per cent representation; a far cry from the internationally desired 50 per cent gender sensitive representation and slightly short of the local 30 per cent constitutionally recommended minimum. Notably four of the female ministers served in the previous Cabinet in different portfolios. Minister Mashwama has been moved from Commerce, Minister Princess Tsandzile was moved from Natural Resources, Minister Magagula moved from ICT and Minister Dlamini moved from Housing and Urban Development.

Comments (8 posted):

e.l. mndenge on 04/11/2013 09:49:23
As media can you please dig deeper about the biographies of the new cabinet. we need to know who they are. any british cabinet minister's biography in the internet and can our media especially TOS do the same. we need to see the inculcation of the culture of research within swazi media and tertiary institution. this is the entry point
Temhlanga on 04/11/2013 11:23:38
Winnie Magagula as Minister of labour? is she not the same woman who said our kids must not be given scholarships coz she pays for her own kids at university?
Think about a street vendor who has a brilliant child but cannot afford to pay university fees, put yourself in their shoes. Tono tebatali tiwela esitukulwaneni, be careful Minister money cannot buy everything
Sam Hotline on 04/11/2013 11:38:46
i'd lik to say congraturations to al the newly apointed ministers especialy the minister of ICT since he is 4rom my constituency. i wish them al the best and am sure they wil mak us proud as swazis.Howeva,they are facing a hard task since they nid to build a foundation of the king's dream of first world status in 2022 bcos it seems nothing has been don yet to show ambition.
Mangaliso Dlamini on 04/11/2013 16:32:25
Lo MP Marwick yena akafakwa ngani kule Cabinet team ngoba he has a rich experience in politics...
Ntsikie Hlatshwayo on 04/11/2013 18:19:06
Congraturation to the newly appointed ministers,,,bt knw that time is short ....dlanini ngekushesha..cos ..do nt 4get that Jesus is coming with his new ministers to rule on Earth forever...
Christa mabuya on 07/11/2013 21:23:20
Congrats to all ministas. Remember the bibe u held and the pledge u made to mankind. Do ur best to serve others then autmatically u will get the benefit as part of a whole. Imagine if u help ur self, where do u put the whole? Let the cycle of true love reign. Love God, mankind and ur nation. God bless!
tipdrillsamkety on 09/11/2013 13:38:46
City and Buy's places are good indeed. good one Mr PM.
sweet daddy on 26/04/2014 20:06:00
thanks God we finally made change .we only need to change one thing and thats the DPM nje ngci! Surely 2022 will come true

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