President Cyril Ramaphosa has appointed Small Business Development Minister, Khumbudzo Ntshavheni as Acting Minister in the Presidency: Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation until further notice.

In a statement released a short while ago, Ramaphosa says the appointment, follows the death of Jackson Mthembu on Thursday from COVID-19-related complications.

Ramaphosa says Ntshaveni will continue to perform her responsibilities in her portfolio while she acts.

Below is a media statement from the Presidency: