Following mounting pressure, Malusi Gigaba stepped down as Home Affairs Minister on Tuesday. Blade Nzimande has been appointed as the interim replacement and South Africans have now had their say.
Users of social media have reacted to the news with varying responses.
Briefly.co.za gauged the views on Facebook and summarised some of the most interesting comments here.
Lucy Ndlovu-Khoza made reference to Nzimande’s age calling for ministers over the age of 50 to go on early retirement.
Other Facebook users shared their frustration with the Home Affairs department in general, labelling it “dysfunctional”.
Facebook user, Quantized Luyah, raised the current issues within the current transport system that Nzimande still needs to focus on, such as Metrorail and e-toll issues.
Some welcomed Nzimande doing double duty and suggested fewer ministers need to be employed.
Based on the number of “likes” some comments received, it seems clear many can’t understand why the deputy was not appointed or the role they play.
Briefly.co.za gathered that most South Africans are disgruntled by the current state of affairs. Very few showed support and confidence in the decision.
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