DA shadow cabinet: What you need to know

Deputy chief whip Jacques Julius, DA leader Mmusi Maimane, chief whip John Steenhuisen and national spokesperson Solly Malatsi at the shadow cabinet announcement.
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The Democratic Alliance (DA) has announced its shadow ministers and functionaries in the sixth democratic parliament.

This a week after President Cyril Ramaphosa announced his cabinet. The shadow cabinet was handpicked by DA leader Mmusi Maimane.

The shadow ministers’ goals are to scrutinise their counterparts in government and come up with alternative policies in their portfolios.

Maimane said his shadow ministers would hold Ramaphosa’s cabinet to account.

Here’s what you need to know:

Returning ministers

Natasha Mazzone will continue in her role as shadow public enterprises minister, while Phumzile van Damme will be in charge of communications.

Glynnis Breytenbach returns to the justice portfolio.

Joe McGluwa and Patricia Kopane return as the shadow ministers of home affairs and public works and infrastructure, respectively.

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BY: UNATHI NKANJENI

SOURCE: TMG DIGITAL

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