While President Cyril Ramaphosa has not announced his Cabinet, the matter is expected to divide the ANC. At least this is what political analyst Amanda Gouws feels will happen, and with infighting plaguing the ruling party, its not that hard to imagine why.
Election fever is over, at least for ordinary citizens, but President Cyril Ramaphosa is facing the sticky task of appointing his Cabinet.
Amanda Gouws, a political analyst, is convinced the matter will divide the ANC, with factionalism paving the way for a presidential headache:
“Many of the Zuma loyalists and politicians, who were high on the list, clearly they made it to Parliament. The scope they’ll give Ramaphosa to do what he wants to do remains to be seen.”
According to, the Cabinet traditionally includes the leader of the ANC Women's League, but that would entail including minister Bathabile Dlamini in the mix.
Briefly.co.za reported that during his last cabinet reshuffle, Ramaphosa had not done himself any favours by including the disgraced minister, with Mzansi expressing their disappointment in his failure to remove her.
Gouws says that the president has no option but the appoint people he can place his faith in, commenting that:
“If he’s committed to a clean government and doing away with the huge salaries, he needs to reduce that Cabinet and he needs to appoint people he can trust.”
The ANC candidates list for parliamentary service has caused the party to endure endless pressure from every conceivable direction, with the public calling for Ramaphosa to commit to his promise of a clean, dependable government.
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