CAPE TOWN (Reuters) – South Africa’s cabinet has confirmed Dondo Mogajane as permanent director general at national treasury, it said on Thursday.

Lungisa Fuzile resigned as the department’s highest official shortly after his political head, Pravin Gordhan, was removed as finance minister.

Mogajane has worked for the department since 1999 and was most recently the deputy director-general responsible for public finance.

(Reporting by Wendell Roelf; Writing by Joe Brock; Editing by Ed Stoddard)