Attack on Dlamini-Zuma malicious and baseless - Presidency
President Cyril Ramaphosa has come out in support of Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs Dr Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma.
This comes after Dlamini-Zuma received vicious attacks for announcing the ban of tobacco sale during Level 4 of the COVID-19 lockdown.
The government cited health concerns for its banning of the sale of cigarettes and other tobacco products.
Speaking to Bongani Bingwa, Presidency spokesperson Khusela Diko says Dlamini-Zuma announced a decision that was approved by Cabinet.
The attacks on minister Dlamini-Zuma are really baseless, unfounded and border on malicious.Khusela Diko, Spokesperson - Presidency
The minister acts on behalf of a collective, the decisions she communicates are behalf of a collective which includes President Ramaphosa.Khusela Diko, Spokesperson - Presidency
Diko says the national command council conducted consultations and presented draft regulations to the cabinet.
I don't think there is a difference of opinion in the Cabinet. The decision that minister Dlamini-Zuma communicated was a Cabinet decision.Khusela Diko, Spokesperson - Presidency
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