Zuma appoints govt reps to 2010 FIFA WC board

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Pretoria - President Jacob Zuma has appointed new government representatives to the Board of Directors of the 2010 World Cup Organising Committee South Africa.

According to the Presidency on Thursday, this brings government's representation in line with the Cabinet appointments made after the April 2009 elections and is consistent with the 2010 guarantees being delivered by the departments that these ministers represent.

Among the new ministers that joined the board is Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Maite Nkoana-Mashabane, Minister of Police, Nathi Mthethwa, Deputy Minister of Finance, Nhlanhla Nene and Minister of Transport, Sibusiso Ndebele.

These Cabinet ministers join Minister of Sport and Recreation, Makhenkesi Stofile, Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs, Sicelo Shiceka and Minister of Home Affairs, Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma who are already serving on the board.

President Zuma wished the incoming representatives well as the country enters the final stages of preparing to host the first FIFA World Cup in Africa.

"I extend my gratitude to all the Ministers and Deputy Ministers who have been serving on the board," President Zuma said.