Kebby Maphatsoe returns to parliament after Radebe quits

By Doug Mattushek - 18 June 2019Views : 947


Former deputy minister of defence and military veterans Kebby Maphatsoe will be making his way back to parliament.

Maphatsoe, who is also the leader of the uMkhonto Wesizwe Military Veterans Association, will replace former energy minister Jeff Radebe, who called it quits after he was left out of President Ramaphosa's new cabinet.

Following the general elections in May 2019 where the ANC's support dipped below 60% which saw the ANC lose 19 seats.

His comeback was confirmed by ANC chief whip Pemmy Majodina in a statement on Saturday afternoon.

Another controversial ANC leader who made the cut was former Rustenburg mayor Matthew Wolmarans.

Wolmarans lost his job as mayor after he was linked to the killing of whistlebower Moss Phakoe. He was released after he successfully challenged his conviction.

He will be replacing former labour minister Mildred Oliphant who was the last former minister to resign from her position this week.

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