South African President Cyril Ramaphosa cut cabinet ministers from 36 to 28 to tackle "bloated" government and improve efficiency while appointing more women in cabinet to achieve gender diversity.
South African President Cyril Ramaphosa's inauguration followed his ruling African National Congress party's 57.5 percent victory in this month's election.
Zuma, who was forced to resign by the ruling ANC party last year, has been charged with 16 counts of fraud, racketeering and money laundering relating to the weapons deal dating back to before he took office in 2009.
South African President Cyril Ramaphosa leads ruling African National Congress to victory but a drop in its share of the vote underlines the challenge he faces restoring confidence in his party.
The governing African National Congress is ahead as ballot count continues in an election that has seen a low turnout.
The vote is seen as the toughest test yet for the governing African National Congress (ANC) party, 25 years after it swept to power at the end of white minority rule.
Three opinion polls in recent weeks show the ANC's support ranging between 51 and 61 percent, compared with the 62 percent it won in 2014.
South Africans go to the polls on Wednesday in one of the most competitive national elections since the first multiracial vote in 1994.
A quarter-century ago, South Africa's black population was finally able to vote. But long after the brutal apartheid system of racial segregation and discrimination, many say they still struggle to find a decent life.
Multiple dwellings and houses collapsed in the mudslides triggered by days of rains, said KwaZulu-Natal Emergency Medical Services spokesman Robert McKenzie.
South Africa's main opposition party says it could go to court to stop proposed land reforms after the country's National Assembly endorsed a report calling for the constitution to be changed, paving the way for expropriations without compensation.
Shaun Abraham was appointed by South Africa's former scandal-tainted president Jacob Zuma and faced accusations that he protected him from prosecution for corruption.
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