- The son of the Minister of Mineral Resources Gwede Mantashe has supposedly received a new appointment
- According to an image that surfaced online, Buyambo was appointed as an Advisory Council member of Tsolo Agriculture and Rural Institute
- It is currently unclear if this document is legitimate as the government website does not show Buyambo's name but SAns are not happy
An image of a form dated 3 December stating that Gwede Mantashe's son Buyambo was appointed as an Advisory Council member of the Tsolo Agriculture and Rural Institute has surfaced online. The form looks quite legit but there have been no formal announcements of Mantashe's appointment.
The image was shared to Twitter by @NcisanaL who sparked a conversation surrounding nepotism within South African politics. @NcisanaL said in the caption that:
"If it were Duduzane Zuma or Brian Shivambu we would hear stories."
Take a look at the post below:
These are just a few of the from SAns:
"Is he not the same one involved in the Amatole toilets tender debacle?"
"He actually has qualifications in agriculture."
@Dongolos3 also asked:
"If he is qualified for the position, then why should he not be appointed?"
"Gwede is ‘plugging’ the chap, first he hooked him up with a multimillion tender in Amatole District Municipality, now we're here."
"South Africa is governed by family and friends. The leadership is passed on through the same line of descendants. This is ANC dynasty that can't be broken. The family tree just branched out from apartheid to ANC. A better life for all ANC descendants only."
In other news about SA politics, Briefly.co.za recently reported on Ace Magashule stating that he won't step down. Commenting on the situation, Magashule said that he believes he is making the right call.
Nevertheless, the secretary-general is sticking to his belief that stepping aside is not an option.The politician is facing 21 charges of corruption, fraud and money laundering relating to his time as Free State Premier.
The Integrity Commission has limited powers and will only be able to make recommendations to the National Executive Committee. Earlier this week, Magashule had commented that the NEC had resolved to give national leaders until early next year to finalise the guidelines for members facing corruption charges to step aside.
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