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South Africa Ex-Finance Minister Nene to Be Sworn In as Lawmaker

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  • Mabuza, Mkhize, will also be made members of parliament
  • President Cyril Ramaphosa announcing new top committee Monday

South African ex-finance minister Nhlanhla Nene will be sworn in as a lawmaker following an announcement by President Cyril Ramaphosa about changes to his cabinet later Monday.

David Mabuza, who was voted deputy president of South Africa’s ruling African National Congress in December, will be also made a member of parliament on Tuesday, ANC spokesman Pule Mabe said by phone. The duo will be among five new lawmakers, including ANC Treasury-General Zweli Mkhize.

Ramaphosa will announce changes to his national executive on Monday night in Pretoria after replacing Jacob Zuma as president earlier this month. He needs to appoint a deputy president of the country to fill the position he formerly held. Nene was fired as finance minister by Zuma in December 2015, prompting a major sell of in the rand and government bonds.

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