Gauteng legislature deputy speaker Dikgang Moiloa has been appointed Human Settlements MEC, replacing African National Congress (ANC) treasurer Paul Mashatile.
"Moiloa is a long serving member of the ANC who has a wide range of political and governance experience, which will enable him to hit the ground running in this important work," Gauteng Premier David Makhura told reporters on Tuesday.
Affectionately known as "Uhuru", Moiloa was one of the founding members of the Congress for SA Students (Cosas) in 1979. He is also a former Umkhonto We Sizwe (MK) combatant.
Mashatile, who is ANC provincial chairperson, was elected treasurer at the party's elective conference in December last year. His is a top six position that requires him to be at ANC headquarters Luthuli House full time.
Makhura took over as acting provincial ANC chairperosn after Mashatile's departure to the ANC HQ.