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.
IFP Says Cabinet Announcement Shows There Is No 'New Dawn', ATM Calls It a 'Cosmetic Manoeuvre'
News24Wire, 30 May 2019
IFP national spokesperson and Member of Parliament, Mkhuleko Hlengwa, says there is no "new dawn" and has compared President Cyril Ramaphosa's Cabinet selection to playing a game… Read more »
'New Dawn' Cabinet Doesn't Impress Opposition - This Is What They Had to Say
The rays of the "new dawn" didn't illuminate South Africa's four biggest opposition parties with much hope after President Cyril Ramaphosa announced his Cabinet, with the… Read more »
Ramaphosa Did What He Was Expected to Do - ANC Reacts to New Cabinet
The ANC's alliance partners, labour federation Cosatu and the South African Communist Party (SACP), have praised President Cyril Ramaphosa for consulting with them ahead of the… Read more »
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.
FF Plus Reacts to Ramaphosa's New Cabinet
Freedom Front Plus leader Dr Pieter Groenewald said the party was "overall" satisfied with President Cyril Ramaphosa's new Cabinet, but pointed out that the president failed to… Read more »
Premier Alan Winde On New National Cabinet
Govt of SA, 30 May 2019
Premier Alan Winde welcomes the announcement of President Ramaphosa's new, smaller cabinet but has expressed some concern at appointments made in key ministries. Read more »
New Government: Compromise Over Renewal
Deutsche Welle, 30 May 2019
After days of speculation, South Africa's President Cyril Ramaphosa has formed his new government. His cabinet shows a clear intent of reform, but it also shows Ramaphosa's need to… Read more »
Ramaphosa Names Cabinet for His 'Clean-Up'
South Africa's President Cyril Ramaposa has picked a new cabinet that is largely devoid of the taint of corruption and incompetence and warned they will be 'closely monitored'. Read more »
After a day of consultation, South African President Cyril Ramaphosa finally announced his Cabinet on Wednesday evening. David Mabuza and Pravin Gordhan will keep their positions ... Read more »
African National Congress (ANC) Brian Bunting branch member Phapano Phasha has called upon the party's Integrity Commission to flag Pravin Gordhan as "a risk to the reputation of ... Read more »
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