Sexwale: I respect Zuma's decision
"I respect whatever decisions are made by the president," said Sexwale, who was replaced by Connie September. "Whatever they are, we respect it."
Zuma axed three of his ministers in a Cabinet reshuffle on Tuesday.
Sexwale, the embattled communications minister, Dina Pule, and former co-operative governance and traditional affairs minister Richard Baloyi lost their jobs.
Last year, Sexwale campaigned against Zuma's re-election as ANC leader at the ruling party's national elective conference at Mangaung in December.
Sexwale – along with all other candidates who ran against nominees aligned to Zuma – was not elected onto the 80-member national executive committee either – the ruling party’s highest decision-making body.
He also suffered a defeat in the race to become ANC deputy president at Mangaung, with Cyril Ramaphosa taking the position. – Sapa.