President Cyril Ramaphosa Says He Is Considering a Cabinet Reshuffle

President Cyril Ramaphosa Says He Is Considering a Cabinet Reshuffle

  • President Cyril Ramaphosa has hinted to journalists that he could be considering reshuffling the Cabinet one of these days
  • Ramaphosa answered questions in relation to a Cabinet restructuring and he stated that a reconfiguration of a Cabinet is on any president's mind
  • This announcement comes after calls for a shuffle after the security cluster of the country gave different commentary in the aftermath of the violent protests

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While on tour to various Covid-19 vaccination centres on Thursday, President Cyril Ramaphosa has alluded to journalists that a Cabinet reshuffle could be on the cards.

Ramaphosa answered questions at a Thembisa vaccination site and stated that a Cabinet reshuffle is always on the mind of a president, according to News24.

President Cyril Ramaphosa, cabinet reshuffle, unrest, vaccination site
President Cyril Ramaphosa says a cabinet reshuffle is not off the table and he is taking it into consideration. Image: Wikus de Wet
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"The issue of reconfiguring Cabinet is an ongoing consideration for any president. I know that everyone… is talking about this thing called a reshuffle," said Ramaphosa.

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Ramaphosa stated that there is a lot that needs to be taken into consideration before the Cabinet can be reshuffled that he has to take into account, such as the people within his Cabinet and the scope of their capabilities, according to TimesLIVE.

"You look at how you deploy the people who you are working with and how you place those people to execute various tasks, so it is an ongoing process of evaluation and all that," added Ramaphosa.

In the aftermath of the unrest in KwaZulu-Natal and Gauteng, Ramaphosa has had added pressure to reshuffle the Cabinet to restore the faith in the government. The security cluster may have been the cause for concern for making contradictory remarks in relation to the violent protests.

Shimza speaks on President Cyril Ramaphosa’s visit to Tembisa, gets dragged

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Briefly News recently reported that Shimza got the dragging of his life after he took to social media to comment on President Ramaphosa’s visit to Tembisa on Thursday morning. According to reports, the president is doing vaccination site visits. Shimza owns a restaurant in the area known as the Hang Awt.

The media personality lamented that he could not even invite the president over for lunch as people would accuse him of being a tenderpreneur, however, the ill-timed post rubbed peeps up the wrong way.

Mzansi social media users were not impressed and wanted to know how he was even close enough to the president to be able to invite him:

@sliez0 said:

“And what must we do with this information?”

@kim_khandashisa said:

“It’s you casually admitting that you can just invite the whole President of South Ah to your spot like he’s your mate.”

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@theeladi said:

“Yes and we would be right to say so because you’re one of the first people to publicly endorse the prez early into his term. We’re not the idiots you were hoping we’d be.”

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