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Cape Town – The Cabinet has appointed Dondo Mogajane as the new director-general for National Treasury.

Communications Minister Ayanda Dlodlo made the announcement at a post-cabinet media briefing in Parliament on Thursday.

During the debate on the Appropriation Bill, Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba congratulated the new director-general.

"I wish to congratulate the new director general of National Treasury Dondo Mogajane on his appointment by the cabinet to the important post of director-general and we wish him well in his future endeavours," Gigaba said.

Mogajane has been acting in the position since outgone director-general Lungisa Fuzile resigned following the axing of then finance minister Pravin Gordhan and deputy Mcebisi jonas in a late-night cabinet reshuffle in March.

Prior to his appointment, Mogajane was deputy director-general responsible for the public finance division at National Treasury.

He has been with National Treasury since 1999 and he has worked in various divisions, including intergovernmental relations,

provincial budget analysis and the international economic relations.

The Democratic Alliance has welcomed the appointment of Dondo Mogajane as the new director-general for the National Treasury.

DA's David Maynier said the appointment puts to rest fears that dismissed Eskom CEO Brian Molefe could have landed the top job at National Treasury.

"The fact is Dondo Mogajane is a career professional with nearly eighteen years of service in senior positions within National Treasury."

"We wish him well because he is going to have his hands full fighting off the fixers, rent seekers and state capturers who are desperate to get their hands on National Treasury," Maynier said.

The appointment was confirmed by cabinet at its fortnightly meeting on Wednesday, June 8.

Political Bureau