Written by on July 1, 2024

Written by: Bafokeng Mothebe

Following the announcement of the 7th Administration, President Cyril Ramaphosa has announced Gayton McKenzie as the new Minister of Sports Arts and Culture. Gayton McKenzie is joined by Peace Mabe, from the African National Congress (ANC) as his Deputy Minister in the department.

The leader of the Patriotic Alliance posted a picture on X (formerly Twitter), of him putting on football boots, with the caption “Thank you for all the well-wishing messages, I will reply shortly I’m just busy getting ready, I have work to do”

McKenzie replaces Zizi Kodwa as the minister, following Kodwa’s resignation last month after he was charged in relation to bribes worth R1.6 million, from a JSE listed company, EOH. Kodwa remains as a Member of Parliament, without the cabinet post.

Although the swearing in of the new minister and his deputy take places on Tuesday 2 July, McKenzie was welcomed to the position, by sports broadcaster Robert Marawa on X, “Welcome to our world @GaytonMcK”.

A key priority for McKenzie in this portfolio, includes keeping gangsters off the streets, by ensuring that there are functioning sport centres in the country.

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