President to reshuffle his cabinet today after consulting with COSATU

President to reshuffle his cabinet today after consulting with COSATU

- Cyril Ramaphosa will be reshuffling his cabinet today after consulting with COSATU, confirmed Zingiswa Losi

- The changes come following the death of Edna Molewa as well as the resignation of Malusi Gigaba

- The announcement is expected to be made today at the Union Buildings at around 3pm

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Zingiswa Losi, president of COSATU has confirmed that President Cyril Ramaphosa consulted with them before the Cabinet reshuffle.

The changes come after the death of Edna Molewa ( Minister of Environmental Affairs) and the resignation of Malusi Gigaba ( Minister of Home Affairs).

Malusi Gigaba was reportedly asked to resign by the president last week. This comes following a finding against him by the public protector, Busisiwe Mkhwebane.

The death of Edna Molewa who had been a long-standing member of the committee came following a long illness.

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Losi confirmed that they had met with the president on Tuesday, however, she would not reveal the new candidates.

“We did not have major issues with what he has raised. Of course, we shared a few ideas on how the issue can be dealt with in certain positions, but there were no fundamental differences,” Zingiswa Losi said.

She also expressed her happiness that the president would consult with the labour federation before implementing any changes. Losi said that she appreciated the opportunity to give their input on the situation.

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In the past, former president Jacob Zuma had received widespread criticism for not consulting with COSATU when he made changes to the cabinet.

Briefly.co.za had previously reported on the first shuffle where Ramaphosa appointed African National Congress (ANC) deputy president David Mabuza as his deputy in the government. He had also fired 10 ministers and moved several others to new portfolios.

This will be president Cyril Ramaphosa’s second change to Cabinet since assuming office in February of this year.

The changes are expected later today at the Union Buildings at around 3 pm.

Zingiswa Losi will be leading a march in Pietermaritzburg, Kwa-Zulu Natal where she will be protesting retrenchments and gender-based violence. This will be her first mass industrial protest in the province since her election in September 2018.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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