- President Cyril Ramaphosa is reportedly facing resistance within the ranks of his own Cabinet
- In light of this, it is suspected that a Cabinet reshuffle may be on the cards in order to strengthen his position
- One of the politicians the president seeks to move out of his path is allegedly Minister Lindiwe Sisulu
President Cyril Ramaphosa is dealing with his policies facing resistance from ANC factions, leaving him unable to solidify his power.
The Citizen reports that a cabinet reshuffle may be on the horizon as Ramaphosa battles to implement his reforms.
Human Settlements Minister Lindiwe Sisulu is reportedly facing a possible move to the less desirable public service ministry.
The relationship between the president and the daughter of struggle veterans, Walter and Albertina Sisulu, has allegedly been taking strain.
Briefly.co.za reported that Sisulu had received massive resistance to the appointment of disgraced former minister Bathabile Dlamini to a panel charged with implementing housing projects.
A Mail & Guardian report detailed an alleged plot to dethrone David Mabuza as deputy president, with Sisulu accused of filling her department with loyal supporters in a bid to rise to the top.
News24 had reported that Sisulu was a supporter of the 'Zuma camp', adding that she serves as one of Ramaphosa's greatest challenges:
“There are different versions of the back story to this, but one theory in the ANC is that Magashule and co are betting on Sisulu’s blind ambition to become president to unseat Ramaphosa. It is no secret that the relationship between Ramaphosa and Sisulu has been strained. Do not be surprised if she does not make it back to Cabinet."
In response to the allegations, presidential spokesperson Khusela Diko commented that if Ramaphosa elected to appoint anyone, it would be conveyed to the public.
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