In what appears to be a bit of a stand-off, former minsters Mosebenzi Zwane and Faith Muthambi have not moved out of the ministerial houses they have been living in.
Both former minsters of the Zuma-era have written letter requesting permission to stay in their homes until the end of May. This is despite being booted out of their ministerial positions on the 21st May this year.
Added to this are the rumours that Zwane also refused to hand over the keys to his official vehicle. A source revealed that his successor was unable to take ownership of the official vehicle as he refused to relinquish it. They added that it took phone calls and threats to get the vehicle back.
The two former ministers have just stayed put in the official residences ignoring official letters demanding that they vacate. This has again meant that their successors have not been able to move in.
The department of Public Works confirmed it had received letters from both of these two requesting permission to stay in their houses until the end of this month.
In another article published by Briefly.co.za. called You are the weakest link goodbye: 4 Ministers South Africans won’t miss, we reported when President Cyril Ramaphosa fired 10 ministers as part of his cabinet refresh.
Zwane was seen as a Zuma puppet and has been personally implicated in the Estina dairy farm scandal. Zwane is alleged to have awarded the Free State-based project to the Gupta family.
Parliament’s portfolio committee for mineral resources has resolved to launch a full-scale investigation into Zwane. He was be replaced by Gwede Mantashe
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