Deputy minister moved out of post

Deputy minister moved out of post

2010-11-01 16:17

Cape Town – After some hours of confusion following the announcement of the cabinet reshuffle it was made clear by the presidency on Monday that Sue van der Merwe has also been relieved of her position as deputy minister of International Relations and Cooperation.

The new deputy minister, Marius Fransman, replaces her, a presidential statement said on Monday.

"The Presidency wishes to clarify that the Department of International Relations and Cooperation still has two deputy ministers as before," the statement said. Adding that Fransman "is not a third deputy minister in that department".

Sources said that Van der Merwe asked to be relieved of her job.

  • Philani Lubanyana - 2010-11-02 12:56

    We must convey our gratitude to Ms Sue Van de Merwe as nation of South Africa. She articulated our foreign policy position with superb of integrity. She has been team player like all good cadres of ANC. She is humble like OR Tambo never in controversies that put the nation into disrepute. I’m certain that she will continue to serve our people so that we eradicates the centuries of colonialism, poverty, inequalities and underdevelopment. And lastly the issue of nation building and national reconciliation has not been fully attended by all parties so we do hope that comrades like Ms Sue Van de Merwe will contributes to that discussion. Philani@Umlazi

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