President expected to announce new cabinet Monday
08:47 Sun, 26 May 2019
President expected to announce new cabinet Monday | News Article
President Cyril Ramaphosa (PHOTO: GCIS)
President Cyril Ramaphosa is expected to reveal a smaller cabinet that will be effective and ensure that certain ministries will deliver on their mandate.


SABC reports that all eyes are on Ramaphosa as he is expected to announce his much anticipated cabinet tomorrow. 

He is expected to reveal a smaller cabinet that will be effective and ensure that certain ministries will deliver on their mandate. 

Cabinet is expected to be reduced from 35 to 25 departments, in ensuring that the economic cluster is efficient. 

Some analysts say various departments that focus on the economy should be merged. 

The President took his oath of office at the Loftus Versfeld Stadium in Pretoria, yesterday and also signalled an administration free from corruption.

Meanwhile, EFF leader Julius Malema is of the view that President Ramaphosa would be making a mistake if he does not name David Mabuza as his deputy. 

Speaking to News24 on the sidelines of yesterday's inauguration, he made reference to former ANC presidents who from the time of Nelson Mandela, Thabo Mbeki and Jacob Zuma who underestimated their deputies.

"If you make that mistake of not appointing DD, you won't make it past the National General Council. As a president you must always put your deputy next to you. If he wants peace, we all know how it started before Polokwane. Zuma said I want to clear [my name] but behind the scenes he said to us, they forced me out and we came charging," Malema told News24.

Mabuza postponed his swearing-in in Parliament at the 11th hour on Wednesday following allegations that he had brought the party into disrepute.

The decision followed an ANC integrity commission report, tabled at the party's special national executive committee (NEC) meeting on Monday.

Speculation is rife that Naledi Pandor and Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma could be in the running for deputy president.  

However, Pandor brushed off this notion, saying the president was the one who would appoint his deputy.

-News24.com/SABC


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