Choose your tribe: Reshuffle rumour suggests an all-Venda Cabinet

Choose your tribe: Reshuffle rumour suggests an all-Venda Cabinet

- 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

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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.

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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, gathered.

Now, with a Venda as President, speculation has drawn up what an all-Venda cabinet might look like. Take a look:


South Africa’s New Cabinet

  1. Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries -Mr Livhuwani Ramavhea
  2. Arts and Culture -Ms Fhulufhelo Mushasha
  3. Basic Education-Mr Lutendo Nevondwe
  4. Communications-Mrs Avhatendi Dzhivhuho
  5. Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs-Mr Ntakuseni Mukwevho
  6. Defence and Military Veterans-Mrs Nduvho Makana
  7. Economic Development-Ms Muambiwa Munzhelele
  8. Energy-Mr Mbangiseni Mahlobo
  9. Environmental Affairs-Mrs Tshimangadzo Matamela
  10. Finance-Mr Tendani Mshavhanamadi
  11. Health-Mr Rofhiwa Muloiwa
  12. Higher Education and Training-Ms Thinawanga Negota
  13. Home Affairs-Mr Thanyani Mugivhi
  14. Human Settlements-Mr Tshinyalani Kwinda
  15. International Relations and Cooperation-Mrs Nndileni Maphangwa
  16. Justice and Correctional Services-Adv Mpho Mudau
  17. Labour-Ms Nthengedzeni Masevhe
  18. Mineral Resources-Ms Takalani Mashamba
  19. Police-Mr Rendani Musandiwa
  20. Public Enterprises-Mrs Pfuluwani Mulaudzi
  21. Public Service and Administration-Ms Azwihangwisi Muthambi
  22. Public Works-Mr Mkhumbudzeni Singo
  23. Rural Development and Land Reform-Mr Luvhengo Neluvhola
  24. Science and Technology-Mr Ndiyafhi Mulovhedzi
  25. Small Business Development-Mr Azwindini Tshifularo
  26. Social Development-Mrs Azwihangwisi Dagada
  27. Sport and Recreation-Mr Azwinnyandi Mphephu
  28. State Security-Adv Tshanduko Phadziri
  29. Telecommunications and Postal Services-Ms Nkhangweleni Ndou
  30. The Presidency-Ms Zwanga Ramano
  31. Tourism-Mrs Dembe Netshituni
  32. Trade and Industry-Mr Avhasei Nevhutalu
  33. Transport-Mr Konanani Nelwamondo
  34. Water and Sanitation-Ms Hangwani Doyoyo
  35. Women in The Presidency-Mrs Khangwelo Nepfumbada

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