South Africa’s President Jacob Zuma has rejected rumours on social media that the nation’s cabinet has been reshuffled, his office said on Thursday.

“President Zuma strongly condemns this malicious dissemination of untruthful information by people who do not have the interests of the country at heart,” his office said in a statement.

The discredited list contained the following names: 

  • Minister of Home Affairs – Dr Blade Nzimande
  • Minister Public Works – Ms Faith Muthambi
  • Minister of Economic Development – Mr Des Van Rooyen
  • Minister of Communications – Ms Ayanda Dlodlo
  • Minister of Labour – Mr Ebrahim Patel
  • Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries – Mr Senzo Mchunu
  • Minister of Higher Education and Training – Mr Malusi Gigaba
  • Minister of Mineral Resources – Ms Lindiwe Zulu
  • Minister of Small Business Development – Mr Godfrey Oliphant
  • Minister of Water and Sanitation – Mr Msebenzi Zwane 
  • Minister of Telecommunications and Postal Services – Mr Ngoako Rramatlhodi
  • Minister of Social Development – Ms Khensani Kubayi
  • Minister of Defence and Military Veterans – Mr Nathi Mthethwa
  • Minister of Public Enterprises – Ms Doris Dlakude
  • Minister of Trade and Industry – Ms Lindiwe Sisulu
  • Minister of Arts and Culture – Mr Lulu Johnson
  • Minister of Tourism – Mr Siyabonga Cwele
  • Minister of Public Service and Administration – Prof Hlengiwe Mkhize
  • Minister of Basic Education – Mr Thulas Nxesi
  • Minister of Human Settlements – Mr Bathabile Dlamini
  • Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs – Mr Thabo Manyoni
  • Minister of Women – Ms Sisi Ntombela
  • Minister of Environmental Affairs – Dr Makhosi Khoza
  • Minister of Transport – Ms Stella Ndabeni- Abrahams
  • Dep Minister of Mineral Affairs – Mr Pule Mabe
  • Dep Minister of Communication – Mr Bongani Mkonki
  • Dep Minister of Telecommunication and Postal Services – Ms Thoko Didiza
  • Dep Minister of Public Service and Administration – Mr Papi Tau
  • Dep Minister of Trade and Industry – Mr James Nxumalo

(Reporting by TJ Strydom; Editing by Tiisetso Motsoeneng)