- President Ramaphosa's choice of Minister for Environmental Affairs didn't go down so well with South Africans
- His choice, Nomvula Mokonyane, has a history of failing as a minister and people don't have faith in her abilities
- Mokonyane has also been accused of corruption and mismanagement
President Ramaphosa announced that South Africa has a new Minister for Environmental Affairs, but the chosen minister is not one many citizens have a lot of faith in.
Nomvula Mokonyane isn't exactly a name that inspires confidence, according to a report by The South African.
According to the Democratic Alliance's spokesperson, Solly Malatsi, Mokonyane is similar to Bathabile Dlamini, the minister who has been flamed for corruption and incompetence.
Malatsi says the fact that Mokonyane is still in Parliament indicates that President Ramaphosa is weak.
He’s just shifting people, recycling the same liars over and over again. There are no decisive actions against Dlamini or Mokonyane. It shows there’s no consequence for failure.
Mokonyane was in charge of the Water and Sanitation Department for four years. Two years after her appointment in 2014, the department went bankrupt.
She was also blamed for the massive Giyani and Vaal disasters that left regions without clean water.
Briefly.co.za gathered that Mokonyane was also accused of chronic mismanagement.
Furthermore, the new Environmental Affairs Minister has allegedly benefited from illegal benefits by Bosasa.
Cosatu is not pleased with Mokonyane's appointment at all:
This is why South Africans are not happy with the president's choice.
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