This now moves to the streets: Corruption Watch

The whole Cabinet reshuffle is about the capture of Treasury, said Corruption Watch’s David Lewis in an interview with Xolani Gwala on Friday morning.

The rest of the reshuffle is “a lot of fluff”, he said, and the Reserve Bank is next.

Lewis said there are a number of short-term objectives to this - the approval of a banking license for the Guptas who “can’t find anyone willing to bank for them and therefore have to buy their own one”.

The ANC Top 6 has proved themselves to be completely without power, said Lewis.

The centre of gravity of this whole thing now moves to the streets and the electorate on the one hand and Parliament on the other.

David Lewis, Corruption Watch

Lewis described the retention and promotion of Faith Muthambi and the retention of Bathabile Dlamini as “real slaps in the face of Parliament”.

He believes this will “undoubtedly” cost the ANC votes in 2019.

And if their number of MPs goes down the people who will lose their jobs won’t be these rogues who have been appointed. It’ll be the backbenchers; they should remember that. They’re signing their own resignation letters if they continue to support the Zuma faction.

David Lewis, Corruption Watch

Listen to the interview in the audio below.

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