- Speculation is rife as to who will stay and will go in Ramaphosa's new Cabinet
- Sources say that Pravin Gordhan is the prime candidate for the position of Public Enterprises Minister
- If he is appointed that means that Lynne Brown may be fired
President Cyril Ramaphosa has promised to reduce the size of his Cabinet and remove those ministers who are under-performing.
Briefly.co.za learned that in the wake of this announcement, it is believed that Public Enterprises Minister Lynne Brown might be fired and her replacement appears to be Pravin Gordhan according to the citizen.co.za.
“If there’s anyone who can clean up our state-owned enterprises it is Comrade Gordhan. He cleaned up SARS when he arrived in 1999 – he found a badly run revenue service … and turned it into one of the most competent public entities in the 10 years he spent there,” an ANC NEC member said.
Gordhan was elected to Parliament in 1994 and hasn't left. He has held a number of Cabinet positions, most recently he was reinstated as Finance Minister only to be axed by former President Jacob Zuma.
South Africans have welcomed the news and Wits Vice-Chancellor and Principal, Professor Adam Habib said this about Gordhan when he appointed him as a visiting professor at Wits Business School.
“Pravin Gordhan has a very successful track record in management of the public service. The skill sets that he has acquired through his years of managerial experience will be the basis of rich learning for the University and its students.”
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