Panyaza Lesufi Slams Claims Cyril Ramaphosa Instructed Him to Include DA Members in Cabinet

Panyaza Lesufi Slams Claims Cyril Ramaphosa Instructed Him to Include DA Members in Cabinet

  • President Cyril Ramaphosa allegedly told Gauteng's Premier Panyaza Leufi to include members of the Democratic Alliance in the provincial government
  • This comes after negotiations continued to carve out a government of national unity between the ANC, DA and other parties
  • Panyaza Lesufi slammed the claims and denied that Ramaphosa gave him such orders to follow

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The Premier of Gauteng Panyaza Lesufi denied getting orders to have DA members in his cabinet from President Cyril Ramaphosa
Panyaza Lesufi denies getting any instructions about DA members from Cyril Ramaphosa. Images: Kim Ludbrook/Pool/AFP via Getty Images and Fani Mahuntsi/Gallo Images via Getty Images
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JOHANNESBURG— South African and African National Congress president Cyril Ramaphosa allegedly instructed Gauteng Premier Panyaza Lesufi to appoint members of the Democratic Alliance to his provincial cabinet. However, Panyaza has flatly denied the claims.

Panyaza Lesufi denies claims

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Lesufi posted on his X account @Lesufi, quoting IOL's tweet in which it alleged that president Cyril Ramphosa told him to appoint members of the Democratic Alliance to his cabinet.

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The publication added that Lesufi was supposed to announce his new cabinet on Sunday, 23 June, but there were delays. Responding to a question by X user AVHA RAMUKOSI, who asked why there were delays, he responded that the negotiators asked for more time. View the tweet here:

South Africans question Lesufi

Netizens barraged Panyaza with a lot of questions.

RSA Individual asked:

"What happened with the 50,000 jobs?"

MR Smith said:

"If you don't tell us why you postponed the announcement then it means the story is true."

Neighbour kaCyril said:

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"But you don't have the majority, even with Julius on your side."

Sir Tito B asked:

"Why are you delaying the announcement of your executive? If the report is inaccurate, why did yo postpone the announcement this afternoon? You have no authority without the DA."

Doctor Radebe said:

"If you weren't rebuked, then you shouldn't be explaining yourself. How on earth should you spend so much energy on social media instead of announcing your provincial MECs?"

Panyaza Lesufi declares war on crime after death of Ditebogo Phalane Jr

In a similar article, Briefly News reported that Gauteng Premier Panyaza Lesufi vowed to ensure that justice is served for slain Ditebogo Phalane Jr.

Lesufi spoke during his visit to Ditebogo's home and declared war on crime in the province.

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Tebogo Mokwena (Current Affairs editor) Tebogo Mokwena is a Current Affairs Editor at Briefly News. He has a Diploma in Journalism from ALISON. He joined Daily Sun, where he worked for 4 years covering politics, crime, entertainment, current affairs, policy, governance and art. He was also a sub-editor and journalist for Capricorn Post before joining Vutivi Business News in 2020, where he covered small business news policy and governance, analysis and profiles. He joined Briefly News in 2023. Tebogo passed a set of trainings by Google News Initiative Email: