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Zuma gives Ebrahim a new job

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President Jacob Zuma has appointed Ebrahim Ebrahim as his parliamentary counsellor in the National Assembly.Cape Town - President Jacob Zuma has appointed Ebrahim Ebrahim as his parliamentary counsellor in the National Assembly, the presidency said on Thursday.

“A veteran of the struggle, Mr Ebrahim is the former deputy minister of international relations and co-operation and has also served in the presidency before as political adviser to the then deputy president Zuma,” spokesman Mac Maharaj said in a statement.

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Media Advisory 13 February 2013 Deputy Minister Ebrahim to brief media on international developments The Deputy Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Mr Ebrahim Ebrahim, will address the media on international developments, including the outcomes of the latest SADC Extra-Ordinary Summit on the situation in the DRC and the provision of emergency aid to countries in the Sahel region.   The Press Briefing is scheduled as follows: Date: Today, Wednesday, 13 February 2013 Time: 12h00 Venue: Media Room, OR Tambo Building, 460 Soutpansberg Road, Pretoria RSVP: Ms Laoura Lazouras, [email protected] / 083 564 2024 Enquiries: Nelson Kgwete, +27 76 431 3078 ISSUED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS AND COOPERATION Private Bag X152?Pretoria ?0001

Ebrahim was appointed with immediate effect. He takes over from former communications minister Siphiwe Nyanda, who was appointed to the position in 2010.

The parliamentary counsellor is the president's personal representative in Parliament, keeping him abreast of developments and providing advice.

Under the Constitution, Zuma ceased to be an MP on his election as president.

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