President Jacob Zuma has reshuffled his Cabinet yet again, for a stunning 12th time.
The president made six changes (five ministers and one deputy minister).
He last reshuffled on 30 March 2017.
Zuma has, since becoming President, made 132 changes to the national executive (67 changes to ministerial positions, 64 changes to deputy ministerial positions and a change to the deputy presidency).
The average lifespan of a Cabinet under Zuma before it is reshuffled is just less than 8.5 months.
The longest a Cabinet remained unchanged was just after the 2014 elections.
It lasted 18 months.
The shortest was a mere five days, when the removal of Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene caused market carnage.
Only the Department of Basic Education has kept the same minister and deputy minister since Zuma became President.
The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield interviewed political analyst Gareth van Onselen.
Listen to the interview in the audio below (and/or scroll down for quotes from it).
300 people at the very top of Government… it’s a merry-go-round.— Gareth van Onselen
One of the President’s great strengths is that he does govern by chaos.— Gareth van Onselen
It’s much easier for the President to impose his personal agenda - and for no particular minister to ever get an exact hold over policy or implementation in their given department.— Gareth van Onselen
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