Gauteng Premier David Makhura has changed his mind on the appointment of Panyaza Lesufi as the province’s finance MEC, deciding to send him back to the education portfolio.

Makhura confirmed the move in a statement on Friday.

The premier unveiled his new provincial cabinet on Wednesday, announcing that Nomantu Nkomo-Ralehoko would succeed Lesufi.

Lesufu was appointed to lead the finance and e-government department in the province.

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I have now decided that MEC Panyaza Lesufi will return to the Education portfolio as the MEC for Education & Youth Development.

I have further decided that MEC Nomantu Nkomo-Ralehoko will be the MEC for Finance & e-Government.

Let the team get to work & serve the people of GP.

— David Makhura (@David_Makhura) May 31, 2019

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