Durban - ANC veteran and long-serving regional chairperson Bhekuyise Ntuli has been elevated to the KwaZulu-Natal cabinet.
Judge Thoba Poyo-Dlwathi swore in Ntuli at the Premier's Office in Pietermaritzburg on Wednesday as the new Transport, Community Safety and Liaison MEC. He replaces Mxolisi Kaunda who is now the new mayor of eThekwini Municipality.
Soon after taking the oath of office, Ntuli told the media that he would deal with challenges facing the province through negotiations. He said he would work on bringing peace in the province.
"My work will be centred around peace and stability as in my organisation (ANC) I have been responsible for peace and stability.
"I believe in negotiations as I come from the background of the trade union movement," said Ntuli.