Former KwaZulu-Natal Education MEC Kwazi Mshengu says he welcomes the province’s decision to remove him as MEC.

On Thursday, newly appointed KwaZulu-Natal Premier Nomusa Dube-Ncube announced her new provincial government executive committee, which did not include Mshengu and former KwaZulu-Natal Human Settlements and Public Works MEC Joma Sibiya.

Mshengu says his suspension has nothing to do with the alleged factional battles in the province.

“I don’t believe that the management we have can really stoop to such a low level to take some of us out based on recent contracts. I firmly believe that they have taken into account a number of factors which, in their collective view, are in the best interests of the government, the ANC and the people of KZN. Hence the reconstitution of the executive council. As a result, I am leaving this position without difficulty,” explains Mshengu.

Below is the full interview with political scientist Lukhona Mnguni:

Meanwhile, former Prime Minister Sihle Zikalala has been appointed MEC for Co-operative Governance.

Peggy Nkanyeni moves from Transport to Finance and Sifa Khlomuka from Cooperative Management to Transport.

The others are new ANC provincial executive councilor Dr Ntutuka Mahlaba for human settlements, Mbali Fraser for education and Amanda Bani-Mapena for sports, arts and culture.

The Prime Minister of KZN has reshuffled the Cabinet of Ministers:

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