Jeffery Thamsanqa Radebe (Jeff)
Minister of Transport; Deputy Chairperson: African National Congress, Southern Natal Region; Member: Business Trust
Date of Birth: 18/02/1953
Place of Birth: Cato Manor, Durban
Biography: Secretary, South African Communist Party Interim Leadership Group. 1991; Chairman, ANC, Southern KwaZulu-Natal, 1991; Minister, Department of Public Works, 1994-99; Chairman, Melson Mandela Millenium Fund, 1998; Minister, Department of Public Enterprises, 1999-04; Minister of Transport, 2004-09; Minister of Justice and Constitutional Development, 2009 to date.
Commentary: One of Zuma's closest henchmen, Jeff Radebe was appointed Minister of Justice by Zuma in May 2009. His deputy is another Zuma supporter, Andries Nel. They will probably brush away Zuma's legal woes and may get tough on the judiciary, which was regularly attacked during Zuma's battle against corruption charges.