In his Cabinet reshuffle on Monday, President Cyril Ramaphosa announced that Bathabile Dlamini will now head the Department of Women in the Presidency.
Many South Africans immediately took to social media to express their disbelief, citing the social grants debacle as a major reason she should have been fired.
Other controversial ministers retained were Malusi Gigaba and Nomvula Mokonyane. Many found their retention equally baffling. Briefly.co.za brings you some of their reactions.
Disbelief was the reaction of many:
Some said appointing Dlamini as Minister for Women is actually disrespectful to South Africa's women:
For others, it was simply pure politics:
For many others, it was a time to make light of it all:
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