Cape Town – Build One SA leader Mmusi Maimane has listed ten ministers that must be removed and replaced with “qualified and competent professionals”.
President Cyril Ramaphosa is expected to announce his new Cabinet in a few days, following former deputy president David Mabuza’s resignation on Tuesday.
According to the president’s spokesperson Vincent Magwenya, the president has to fill “vacancies in the Cabinet” and the role of the deputy president after Mabuza’s resignation.
“There is a sense of urgency that the president fills those vacancies as soon as possible. In a matter of days that announcement will be made,” Mail and Guardian quoted Magwena as saying.
Maimane said that Ramaphosa is likely to make “cosmetic changes though an overhaul of national government is more crucial than ever”.
“While this entire ANC cabinet will be removed after the 2024 elections when the ANC is removed from government, it is vital there’s some measure of damage limitation in the meanwhile,
Ministers that must rest.
1. Minister of Basic Education; Angie Motshekga.
2. Minister of Police; Bheki Cele.
3. Minister of Cooperative Governance;Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma.
4. Minister of Higher Education; Blade Nzimande.
5. Minister of Public Enterprises; Pravin Gordhan. pic.twitter.com/mKKra1G892
— Mmusi Maimane (@MmusiMaimane) March 3, 2023
“We propose 10 cabinet ministers be replaced with qualified, competent professionals in the appropriate fields of entrepreneurship and business, education, energy, safety, local governance, and international relations,” said Maimane.
Taking to Twitter, he listed ten ministers he thought needed to “rest”.
- minister of police Bheki Cele;
- minister of co-operative governance Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma;
- minister of basic education Angie Motshekga;
- minister of higher education & training Blade Nzimande;
- minister of public enterprises Pravin Gordhan;
- minister of energy & mineral resources Gwede Mantashe;
- minister of tourism Lindiwe Sisulu;
- minister of employment & labour Thulas Nxesi;
- minister of small business development Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams; and
- minister of international relations & co-operation Naledi Pandor.
Explaining how his party determined these ministers, he said Bosa considered the performance of individual ministers since their appointments and consideration was given to key performance agreements signed by each minister, instituted in December 2020.
“In addition to specific KPIs for individual ministers, we considered the following measurements: allegations of corruption; general incompetence and/or maladministration; wasting of public money; and the availability of viable replacements,” he said.
He said these ministers “cannot keep their jobs any longer if we are to limit the damage national government is doing to South Africa” and called for Ramaphosa to place the country before the ANC and make tough decisions that benefit all citizens.
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Compiled by Olwethu Mpeshe