Is David van Rooyen the right man for the job?

David van Rooyen's appointment as the new minister of cooperative governance and traditional affairs has raised questions about whether he will address the challenges of managing local government issues adequately after Pravin Gordhan's departure.

702 and Cape Talk listeners on Tuesday shared their thoughts on whether the former finance minister would be the right man for the job in his new portfolio. Listen to the calls below:

...For all we know, the president could have been told not to fire the minister and he went against that.

Oupa, caller from Bramley

...Even the appointment of Msebenzi Zwane was illegal. Where are we headed with President Zuma?

Dodo, caller from Tzaneen

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