Johannesburg - Former MP Pule Mabe has been appointed as the new national spokesperson of the ANC.
Mabe resigned as MP last year and was replaced by former African Union Chair Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma.
He takes over from Zizi Kodwa.
Mabe is a member of the party's National Executive Committee (NEC), he is currently serving his second term.
Mabe served as treasurer general of the ANC Youth League.
"The African National Congress wishes Comrade Mabe well in his new role and has full confidence in him to execute his new task at the helm of our communication machinery with distinction," said ANC deputy general secretary Jessie Duarte.
"Mabe is a trained journalist who previously worked for a mainstream print media outlet and holds a BTech in Journalism from the Tshwane University of Technology (TUT). He has also completed a two year Executive Development Program with UNISA SBL and currently completing a Masters in Business Leadership."