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'Zuma administration adding to growing credibility crisis'

According to independent political analyst Ralph Mathekga, says the negative perception of President Jacob Zuma's administration have been compounded since his decision to recall Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene.

Mathekga on Thursday said that Zuma's administration will continue to battle a growing credibility crisis.

He added that it seems ANC officials were surprised by the decision, while wider consultation with other members of Parliament did not occur.

Listen to the full conversation from The Midday Report with Stephen Grootes:

President Zuma's administration was already running to the headwinds when it comes to credibility because of perceptions of corruption. Nhlanhla Nene was considered to be the last line of defence when it comes to protecting the public purse.

Ralph Mathekga, independent political analyst

There is no indication that this is an appointment that was consulted upon within the ANC. This, for me, is a key portfolio that cannot be decided based on the President's prerogative.

Ralph Mathekga, independent political analyst

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