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ramaphosa2BusinessLive reports that ANC allies Cosatu and the SA Communist Party (SACP) have stressed the importance of newly elected President Cyril Ramaphosa consulting them as well as the leadership of the governing party ahead of his expected cabinet reshuffle.  

While the cabinet reshuffle seems to be on the cards, Ramaphosa apparently does not want to rush it and was also determined to "consult widely" on his appointments.  This could mean that Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba will be delivering the budget speech on Wednesday after all.  Ramaphosa, in his state of the nation address on Friday, gave the clearest indication yet that he was set to shake up the Cabinet as well as reconfigure government departments.  His predecessor, Jacob Zuma, was heavily criticised for the cabinet reshuffles he undertook in the last three years of his second term without consulting the ANC’s senior officials or the alliance partners.  Cosatu general secretary Bheki Ntshalintshali said that he was confident Ramaphosa would consult on the reshuffle, but that any such consultation had to be "meaningful".

  • Read this report by Natasha Marrian in full at BusinessLive

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