According to Mmusi Maimane, President Ramaphosa has proven with his Cabinet choices that he is putting the ruling party's needs ahead of those of South Africans. He feels that instead of renewal, there is focus on the ANC's survival.
Democratic Alliance leader, Mmusi Maimane, feels that President Ramaphosa is putting the ANC's survival ahead of the needs of South African citizens.
Maimane says that instead of making changes, Ramaphosa opted to focus on the ruling party's survival, and showed this with his choices regarding his Cabinet.
“At a time of great expectation of renewal and change, Ramaphosa instead chose the survival of the ANC over the future of the country.
"Ramaphosa chose to appoint comprised individuals such as David Mabuza as deputy-president, Fikile Mbalula as minister of transport and Gwede Mantashe as minister of mineral resources [and energy].”
The Citizen reports that Maimane says there will not be a 'New Dawn'.
“While 10 million South Africans are unemployed, the president’s Cabinet choice shows he has no new ideas, nor new personnel, to address the country’s job crisis.”
Briefly.co.za gathered that Maimane also said Ramaphosa used the Cabinet to reward loyal members of the ANC.
“With a slight reduction to the size of the cabinet – at 28 members – Ramaphosa has shown that he, like his predecessors, has used cabinet to reward loyal cadres within the ANC.
"Cutting a few ministers while adding more deputy-ministers will not fool the people of South Africa. Presented with a fresh opportunity to create his own Cabinet, he chose the ANC’s survival over the people of South Africa.”
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