Chief Whip of the Democratic Alliance John Steenhuisen says President Jacob Zuma’s new cabinet appointees signal the president’s complete control and capture of the state for what he describes as a ‘crony network’.
On Thursday the DA tabled another motion of no confidence, after the South African Communist Party announced its objection against the reshuffle.
Zuma has announced the axing of five ministers, two deputies and declared 10 new ministers and 10 new deputy ministers.
Now President Jacob Zuma has what he has wanted all along the keys to the national treasury— John Steenhuisen, Chief Whip of the Democratic Alliance in the National Assembly
And this is what the president wanted from the beginning, he wanted to capture that last castle that was standing in the way of his complete control and capture of the South African state for his crony network.— John Steenhuisen, Chief Whip of the Democratic Alliance in the National Assembly
Very bad for the economy but bad news for the 9 million South Africans who do not have the dignity of work, their prospects of finding a job has been dealt a major blow in this reshuffle.— John Steenhuisen, Chief Whip of the Democratic Alliance in the National Assembly
Steenhuisen says while they will continue to push for Zuma’s removal in parliament, it is time for members of the African National Congress who have threatened to walk out, to act on their word.
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