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Six cabinet ministers have already lost their jobs

President Cyril Ramaphosa addresses the audience at the announcement of the 2024 election results in Gallagher Estates.  (Alfonso Nqunjana/News24)

President Cyril Ramaphosa addresses the audience at the announcement of the 2024 election results in Gallagher Estates. (Alfonso Nqunjana/News24)

News24 calculations show that several high-profile serving Cabinet members will not return to the National Assembly after the ANC lost 71 seats following a dismal electoral performance.

the Minister of Police, Bheki Cele; the Minister of Defense, Thandi Modise; the Minister of Administration and Public Services, Noxolo Kiviet; the Minister of International Relations, Naledi Pandor; the Minister of Labor and Employment, Thulas Nxesi; and Social Development Minister Lindiwe Zulu are among those who will not make the cut.

Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan and Trade, Industry and Competition Minister Ebrahim Patel recently announced their retirement from Parliament.

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