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Thabang Samson Phathakge Makwetla

Date of Birth: 18 May 1957


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Pushing Zuma to the exit

Dipuo Letsatsi-Duba, chairwoman of the Public Enterprises Committee and a Ramaphosa backer in Limpopo would get the Arts and Culture portfolio; Mondli Gungubele, former Mayor of Ekurhuleni and a fierce critic of Zuma, would get the Cooperative Governance (Local Government) portfolio; Nosiviwe Mapisa Nqakula, who defended Zuma during the parliamentary vote of no confidence in August and Thabang Makwetla, current Deputy Minister of Justice and a strong Ramaphosa supporter, are both being floated for the Defence Ministry; Enoch Godongwana, the ANC's head of economic transformation and a fierce critic of Zuma, would get the Economic Development Ministry...


MK vs JZ

Deputy Justice Minister Thabang Makwetla and Robben Island veteran Ahmed Kathrada are also in the group...


Veterans with influence

Deputy Defence Minister Thabang Makwetla told members of parliament that failure to secure the money could lead to instability, as the veterans could make the country ungovernable...


Pragmatism trumps ideology

Extending an olive branch, Zuma appointed several loyal Mbeki supporters, including S'bu Ndebele at Transport, Dipuo Peters at Energy, Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula at Correctional Services and Thabang Makwetla as Deputy Minister of the new Defence and Military Veterans Ministry...


A province says no

Provincial parties are critical In Mpumalanga in the north-east, Premier Thabang Makwetla, another Mbeki-ally, beat a challenge for the PEC chair from provincial Transport Minister Fish Mahlalela, easing the sting of the defeat in Western Cape...


Congress gets scratchy

The ANC national leadership had hoped to pre-empt a revolt by getting rid of Mahlangu and replacing him by Thabang Makwetla, a former party boss in Cape Town who had been hurriedly moved into the provincial legislature...


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