Speculation of Kgosientso Ramokgopa’s Appointment as Minister of Electricity
President Cyril Ramaphosa is considering appointing a non-parliamentary member as his Minister of Electricity, although he has been keeping the identity of the potential candidate close to his chest.
Insiders have suggested that he is looking at appointing Kgosientso Ramokgopa, his Infrastructure Czar, to the position.
Ramaphosa had requested that Deputy President David Mabuza stay in his position until the specifics of his transition and departure were finalized.
His allies however said that Mabuza was resolute in his decision to not remain in his role.
A report has come out that Ramaphosa and ANC Secretary General Ace Magashule have met three times since the Nasrec elections in December 2020 to discuss the transition of government.
The two reportedly met twice in January, once during the Free State conference and once after, where they discussed the restructuring of the government.
It is clear that Ramaphosa is restructuring his cabinet and the potential appointment of Ramokgopa as Minister of Energy may indicate a significant shift in government positions and policies.