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cosatuANA reports that labour federation Cosatu on Tuesday said it was “not convinced” that President Jacob Zuma’s latest Cabinet reshuffle was in the best interests of the country as the president had retained some of his most ineffectual ministers.  

A statement from the ruling ANC’s alliance partner said:  “Cosatu expects Cabinet reshuffles to be about strengthening the capacity of government in order to help government to better implement its developmental agenda and deliver on its promises.  We are not convinced that this reshuffle is informed by that [agenda], considering that some of the most ineffectual ministers like Minister Bathabile Dlamini, Minister Nomvula Mokonyane, and Minister Mosebenzi Zwane are still part of the national executive.”  While confirming it received a courtesy call from Zuma before announcing the reshuffle, Cosatu said it found the “frequency” of Cabinet reshuffles unsettling and contributing towards instability at key government departments.

  • Read this report in full at The Citizen
  • See too, Cosatu asks why underperforming ministers are still in cabinet, at eNCA

Cosatu’s press statement on the reshuffle is at Cosatu Today

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