Cape Town – South Africa should have a new-look Cabinet by Monday evening.
With pressure mounting on President Cyril Ramaphosa to fill vacant positions in his executive, including that of deputy president, it was confirmed on Sunday that the president would announce his new Cabinet on Monday at 7pm.
“The president will announce the new executive at 19:00 tomorrow … [He] is finalising his reconfiguration of the national executive,” presidential spokesperson Vincent Magwenya announced during a media briefing on Sunday.
“The President will announce the new National Executive tomorrow, Monday 6th March 2023, at 7PM.”
Presidential @SpokespersonRSA pic.twitter.com/T19Ye4mKV6
— Presidency | South Africa 🇿🇦 (@PresidencyZA) March 5, 2023
A Cabinet reshuffle has 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.
Magwenya said the president was fully committed to his day-to-day tasks and taking South Africa out of the pressing situation it faced.
“Throughout this week, the president has been attending to his duties, despite having a common cold. He continued consultations on the forthcoming changes to his executive,” he said.
See what social media has been saying about the impending Cabinet reshuffle:
Since most people are calling for a Cabinet reshuffle, let’s for argument’s sake, say, we have it tomorrow, what will happen from Monday henceforth? What will change? Please enlighten us
— Selby Bokaba (@Selbybok) March 4, 2023
A cabinet reshuffle is actually depressing when you consider who is available. It’s actually called recycling. That the best you got?
— Gasant Abarder (@GasantAbarder) March 5, 2023
No cabinet reshuffle leaks so far, Ramaphosa has made you irrelevant in politics neh
— Khadambi (@Khadambi4) March 5, 2023
Dear Mr President @CyrilRamaphosa @PresidencyZA
As you are announcing your Cabinet reshuffle tonight, I thought I should share this with you:#CabinetReshuffle pic.twitter.com/V9D596CBwx
— Benji Seitlhamo (@BenjiSeitlhamo) March 6, 2023
To save us all from the mind numbing Bordom of listening to the recycled nonsense of “renewal”
“Moving forward” “new era”
” commitment ”
& for those with loadshedding..
Here is tomorrow’s cabinet reshuffle pic.twitter.com/Sgf3xMXYfl
— Andyg (@Who_flungdung) March 5, 2023
So tomorrow we not gonna watch the Presidents cabinet reshuffle?
Load shedding from 6pm till 8 and the President is talking at 7pm.
Is this not a violation of our constitutional right? #cabinetreshuffle
— King Deckstah Thedon (@JabzTumelo) March 5, 2023
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Compiled by Betha Madhomu