- With every President, there are rumours of who will make up his Cabinet
- With President Ramaphosa, speculation is rife that he will fill the Cabinet with Vendas
- The list is long and full of people no one has heard of
First there were the Xhosa-Nostras. Then there were the Zulu Zuptas. Now, there are rumours of the Legions of Limpopo descending on Cabinet.
No one knows yet who President Cyril Ramaphosa will choose for his new, post-Jacob Zuma cabinet, but rumours are rife that he will only pick his fellow Vendas.
The list of suggested people are made up of names very few have ever heard of, but it's also a commentary on tribal politics, and how diverse African culture truly is.
Zuma, aside from accusations of corruption and state capture, was often accused of favouring his fellow Zulus.
The governments of Nelson Mandela and Thabo Mbeki contributed to the term “Xhosa-Nostra,” gaining popularity, Briefly.co.za gathered.
Now, with a Venda as President, speculation has drawn up what an all-Venda cabinet might look like. Take a look:
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South Africa’s New Cabinet
- Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries -Mr Livhuwani Ramavhea
- Arts and Culture -Ms Fhulufhelo Mushasha
- Basic Education-Mr Lutendo Nevondwe
- Communications-Mrs Avhatendi Dzhivhuho
- Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs-Mr Ntakuseni Mukwevho
- Defence and Military Veterans-Mrs Nduvho Makana
- Economic Development-Ms Muambiwa Munzhelele
- Energy-Mr Mbangiseni Mahlobo
- Environmental Affairs-Mrs Tshimangadzo Matamela
- Finance-Mr Tendani Mshavhanamadi
- Health-Mr Rofhiwa Muloiwa
- Higher Education and Training-Ms Thinawanga Negota
- Home Affairs-Mr Thanyani Mugivhi
- Human Settlements-Mr Tshinyalani Kwinda
- International Relations and Cooperation-Mrs Nndileni Maphangwa
- Justice and Correctional Services-Adv Mpho Mudau
- Labour-Ms Nthengedzeni Masevhe
- Mineral Resources-Ms Takalani Mashamba
- Police-Mr Rendani Musandiwa
- Public Enterprises-Mrs Pfuluwani Mulaudzi
- Public Service and Administration-Ms Azwihangwisi Muthambi
- Public Works-Mr Mkhumbudzeni Singo
- Rural Development and Land Reform-Mr Luvhengo Neluvhola
- Science and Technology-Mr Ndiyafhi Mulovhedzi
- Small Business Development-Mr Azwindini Tshifularo
- Social Development-Mrs Azwihangwisi Dagada
- Sport and Recreation-Mr Azwinnyandi Mphephu
- State Security-Adv Tshanduko Phadziri
- Telecommunications and Postal Services-Ms Nkhangweleni Ndou
- The Presidency-Ms Zwanga Ramano
- Tourism-Mrs Dembe Netshituni
- Trade and Industry-Mr Avhasei Nevhutalu
- Transport-Mr Konanani Nelwamondo
- Water and Sanitation-Ms Hangwani Doyoyo
- Women in The Presidency-Mrs Khangwelo Nepfumbada
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