South Africa’s President Jacob Zuma in what could be described as the night of the long knives has reshuffled his Cabinet, see list below. Those to receive the purge include Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan and his Deputy Mcebisi Jonas.
This is what money makers and economists had to say:
It’s so painfully tragic:with so much poverty&social backlogs,our leaders spend our scarce resources on crude King of the Castle games.pity!
— Iraj Abedian (@IrajAbedian) March 30, 2017
— Adrian Saville (@AdrianSaville) March 30, 2017
Thank you so much, but honestly, I am feeling as strong as ever. But deeply concerned about what is happening. https://t.co/zuLmo5M2Xx
— Derek Hanekom (@Derek_Hanekom) March 30, 2017
The new ministers are:
1. Minister of Energy, Ms Mmamoloko “Nkhensani” Kubayi
2. Minister of Transport, Mr Joe Maswanganyi
3. Minister of Finance, Mr Malusi Gigaba
4. Minister of Police, Mr Fikile Mbalula
5. Minister of Public Works, Mr Nathi Nhleko,
6. Minister of Sports and Recreation, Mr Thembelani Nxesi
7. Minister of Tourism, Ms Tokozile Xasa
8. Minister of Public Service and Administration, Ms Faith Muthambi
9. Minister of Home Affairs, Prof Hlengiwe Mkhize
10. Minister of Communications, Ms Ayanda Dlodlo
Several deputy ministers were also affected.
1. Deputy Minister of Public Service and Administration, Ms Dipuo Letsatsi-Duba
2. Deputy Minister of Finance, Mr Sifiso Buthelezi
3. Deputy Minister of Public Enterprises, Mr Ben Martins
4. Deputy Minister of Arts and Culture, Ms Maggie Sotyu
5. Deputy Minister of Trade and Industry, Mr Gratitude Magwanishe
6. Deputy Minister of Communications, Ms Thandi Mahambehlala,
7. Deputy Minister of Tourism, Ms Elizabeth Thabethe
8. Deputy Minister of Police, Mr Bongani Mkongi
9. Deputy Minister of Telecommunications and Postal Services, Ms Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams
10. Deputy Minister of Small Business Development, Ms Nomathemba November.
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