Johannesburg - Gauteng Premier David Makhura has indefinitely postponed the much-anticipated announcement of his provincial cabinet, which he was scheduled to reveal on Tuesday noon.
Makhura was re-elected to his post on Wednesday last week at the provincial legislature where he was unsuccessfully challenged by the DA’s Solly Msimanga for the top post.
In a statement on Tuesday morning, provincial government spokesperson Thabo Masebe said Makhura would no longer announce his new MECs as promised.
“The Premier is still finalising consultation on the matter within the governing party. A new date will be communicated in due course,” Masebe said.
Makhura is under pressure to include more women in his cabinet while not excluding influential political leaders who were men and who were eyeing seats in the 11-member executive council.