Sam Mkokeli penned an articled predicting the latest, and possibly most shocking, President Jacob Zuma Cabinet re-shuffle.
Mkokeli wrote “[rumor has it] Mr Zuma has his sights trained on the Treasury and the Department of Energy”. This evening Mkokeli’s prophesy was confirmed when the Presidency confirmed that Finance Minister, Nhlanhla Nene would be replaced by a David Van Rooyen.
Night Talk’s Gugs Mhlungu and Sizwe Dhlomo spoke to him after the announcement was made and he repeated some of the sentiment he had mentioned in his article this morning.
It’s worth noting, though, that the Treasury and the Reserve Bank have in the past been treated as sacrosanct institutions, to which only the cream of the crop have been deployed.— Business Day Associate Political Editor, Sam Mkokeli
Mkokeli says that the President's latest move shows that "he has played his worst card" by showing a lack of respect for the Treasury.
He expresses his disappointment that his prophecy was true in the interview below: