Cape Town — Former president Jacob Zuma’s daughter Duduzile Zuma-Sambudla has taken to social media to air her views regarding the appointment of Zizi Kodwa as the new minister of sports, arts and culture.
Kodwa’s appointment was one of 11 new ministers and 12 deputy ministers unveiled during a Cabinet reshuffle by President Cyril Ramaphosa on Monday.
He is the former deputy minister of state security.
Kodwa replaced Nathi Mthethwa, who, according to Times Live, was criticised by many in the arts and sports fraternity and mockingly referred to as the “minister of condolences and congratulations” for sending statements when someone died or won something.
Taking to her Twitter timeline, Zuma-Sambudla commended the appointment of Kodwa and wrote: “Funny enough, I have a little bit of faith in Zizi there by sports, arts and culture. I think he fits that portfolio and will make a difference, more than the other where he was biting more than he could chew.”
Funny Enough, I Have A Little Bit Of Faith In Zizi There By Sports Arts And Culture. I Think He Fits That Portfolio And Will Make A Difference, More That The Other Where He Was Biting More Than He Could Chew
— Dudu Zuma-Sambudla (@DZumaSambudla) March 7, 2023
The Cabinet reshuffle had been on the cards since Ramaphosa was re-elected leader of the ANC at the party’s 55th National Elective Conference at the Nasrec Expo Centre in December.
Zuma-Sambudla has previously weighed in on Paul Mashatile, who was appointed deputy president after David Mabuza’s resignation.
“He doesn’t have that thing though,” she claimed soon after Mashatile’s swearing in as MP last month.
(Deputy) President Paul Mashatile…
He Doesn’t Have That Thing Though pic.twitter.com/F54eVRkF0w
— Dudu Zuma-Sambudla (@DZumaSambudla) February 6, 2023
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Compiled by Betha Madhomu