The former South African Reserve Bank governor, Tito Mboweni, believed the time has come that young minds take over the cabinet.
On Sunday, Mboweni announced in a tweet he would not be available to be appointed as the minister of Finance, The Daily Sun reported.
He added the government should not recycle the same people, but rather appoint new young minds to take over cabinet.
“We are available for advisory roles. Not cabinet. We have done that.”, Mboweni added in the tweet.
Briefly.co.za learned Mboweni was the eight governor of the SA Reserve Bank, making him the first black person to hold the position.
Mboweni also served along side former late president Nelson Mandela as the minister of labour, and apart from that, he held several advisory positions.
The former governor’s statement followed the State of the Nation Address on Friday, where Ramaphosa said he wanted to reduce the size of the cabinet and government departments.
The new South African president is yet to announce his new cabinet.
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