In a statement issued soon after her appointment, De Lille said: “I am deeply honoured and humbled to have received the call to serve as a minister of South Africa’s new cabinet.
“I have fought for justice in our country for more than 40 years and have no plans to give up fighting. I pledge to continue the struggle for dignity and fairness for all South Africans. I want to thank all my colleagues in the Good movement, and all who voted for Good, for their hard work and belief that change is possible, that the country we dreamed of 25 years ago is achievable.”
De Lille was travelling yesterday and did not answer requests for further comment.
Ramaphosa reduced the cabinet from 36 ministers to 28 as part of his plans to reconfigure the state.