- EFF leader Julius Malema made a request to President Cyril Ramaphosa through Twitter to do a cabinet reshuffle
- Malema tagged the President and added praying hand emojis while referring to Ramaphosa as "sir"
- South Africans were quick to ask Malema why he feels the need to request this from Ramaphosa
Leader of the Economic Freedom Fighters Julius Malema made a request to President Cyril Ramaphosa on Twitter recently. Malema requested that President Ramaphosa does a reshuffle of cabinet.
Malema added praying hands emoji's to his tweet as he tagged the president. His tweet read: We need the cabinet reshuffle, sir, @CyrilRamaphosa, I'm asking nicely. Please #CabinetReshuffle."
South Africans rushed to Malema's replies section to share their thoughts on his request to Ramaphosa. Many questioned what "right" Malema has to ask the President to do a reshuffle of Cabinet.
Below are just a few of the responses to Malema's tweet:
"Chief you want Bheki Cele to be a Minister of Nurses now?"
"You need to win elections first, be elected as President, appoint your own cabinet, reshuffle those you dislike as you please. It is insane to beg the State President, not voted into power by you, to reshuffle his cabinet at your lousy wishes; did you help him appoint it?"
"EFF is not in power and is not National opposition party. So, who are you to control the incumbent?"
"If the answer is no then you'll riot as usual. EFF will a good opposition until you receive your seeing."
In other political news, Briefly.co.za recently reported that the EFF wants Pravin Gordhan to be fired. In a statement released following the Minister's testimony at the State Capture Inquiry, the EFF commented that:
"The EFF calls for the immediate removal of the unethical and big-headed Minister of Public Enterprises Pravin Gordhan, for forming part of the establishment and existence of the SARS Rogue Unit."
The EFF insists that Gordhan had used the unit to 'turn the South African Revenue Services into a weapon against the political opponents of Jamnandas and his allies.'
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