Zuma doesn't need to explain dodgy Cabinet reshuffles - Ramaphosa

Zuma doesn't need to explain dodgy Cabinet reshuffles - Ramaphosa

- President Ramaphosa feels that it isn't necessary for former president Jacob Zuma to explain his shady Cabinet reshuffles

- Ramaphosa feels that if Zuma is forced to explain his reasoning it could set an example and other reshuffles could be contested all the time

- The Constitutional Court will hear Ramaphosa's case in February 2019

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President Ramaphosa voiced his opinion on the matter of former president's Jacob Zuma's cabinet reshuffling.

Ramaphosa does not think Zuma should have to explain why he fired Pravin Gordhan and Mcebisi Jonas.

According to Ramaphosa, this could set a precedent for more court challenges for any reshuffles in the future

Ramaphosa approached the Constitutional Court to lift the order that would have Zuma give the Democratic Alliance his full reasoning behind firing Jonas And Gordhan.

The president tried appealing to the Supreme Court of Appeals but it dismissed his case.

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South Africans were very upset when Malusi Gigaba was selected by Zuma as Minister of FInance and Sfiso Buthelezi as his deputy.

Opposition parties contested the selection and Zuma had to turn to the Supreme Court of Appeals but he was replaced as president before the courts could hear his case.

Newly-appointed President Ramaphosa appointed his own Cabinet and Nhlanhla Nene became Finance and Mondli Gungubele his deputy.

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Gordhan was elected as Minister of Public Enterprises and Jonas decided to leave Parliament.

This matter will now be heard by the court in February of next year, according to a report by The South African.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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