Speculation remains high that President Jacob Zuma is expected to axe Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan and his deputy Mcebisi Jonas after the funeral of struggle stalwart Amhed Kathrada, according to reports.
Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) leader and former African National Congress Youth League (ANCYL), Julius Malema, insists the Cabinet reshuffle is a done deal.
1) When PG met with Gwede this morning the following transpired:— Julius Sello Malema (@Julius_S_Malema) March 28, 2017
>Gwede told him that the President has decided to reshuffle his Cabinet;
2) PG & MJ are going to be removed from the Executive; The Top 6 respects the Zuma's prerogative to appoint and dismiss Ministers;— Julius Sello Malema (@Julius_S_Malema) March 28, 2017
3) However officials don't think it's a good idea. Speculation is that the duo may be fired tomorrow evening, after Uncle Kathy's funeral.— Julius Sello Malema (@Julius_S_Malema) March 28, 2017
4) JZ will make sure that the funeral is not used as a launching pad for a campaign against him.— Julius Sello Malema (@Julius_S_Malema) March 28, 2017
5 During the discussion Gwede confirmed that Zuma wants Brian Molefe as Finance Minister.— Julius Sello Malema (@Julius_S_Malema) March 28, 2017
Political analyst, Prince Mashele, says Zuma is under pressure to ensure that he 'benefits himself' by the time he leaves Presidential office.
Mashele says the ANC and South Africans will have to act against the President if he reshuffles Cabinet to benefit himself and the Gupta family.
I don't agree with people who say it's a done deal. I'm sure there are disagreements with the top six and ANC.— Prince Mashele, political analyst
Jacob Zuma doesn't care about ANC and South Africa. You can see that you are dealing with a problematic mind, a mind that doesn't care about consequences.— Prince Mashele, political analyst
The challenge here is for the ANC, and what does it do with a President like that. It's also for us as citizens of the country - what do we do about the President who is acting against our national interest and doesn't care about us.— Prince Mashele, political analyst
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