Minister Pandor to act on behalf of President

Friday, October 9, 2009

Pretoria - The Minister of Science and Technology Naledi Pandor will for two days act on behalf of President Jacob Zuma while he is out of the country attending official working visits.

The minister began acting as President of the Republic from midnight last night.

She was sworn in by the Deputy Chief Justice Dikgang Moseneke at the Union Buildings on Monday.

President Jacob Zuma is in Brazil on a two day state visit while Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe is in Sweden for an official working visit.