Ramaphosa's Cabinet 'Unimpressive', a 'Declaration of War'

South Africa's opposition parties have had their say on President Cyril Ramaphosa's new Cabinet. The Democratic Alliance said reducing the size of the governing body was not enough, while the Inkatha Freedom Party alleged Ramaphosa was merely "appeasing the powers" that control him. The Freedom Front Plus likened David Mabuza's inclusion in the Cabinet to an annoying burden for Ramaphosa, calling Mabuza the "albatross" around the President's neck. Meanwhile, the Economic Freedom Fighters spoke out against the addition of Pravin Gordhan and described it as a "declaration of war" by Ramaphosa.

Deputy President David Mabuza, foreground left, and President Cyril Ramaphosa, foreground right, along with Cabinet Ministers, Deputy Ministers, Directors- General and Senior Government officials at the Sefako Makgatho Presidential Guest House for the Extended Cabinet Meeting.

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