President Jacob Zuma on Tuesday fired Blade Nzimande as Minister of Higher Education and Training replacing him with Hlengiwe Mkhize.
Zuma has appointed Buti Manamela who is a member of the SACP to replace Mduduzi Manana as deputy minister of Higher Education.
Second Deputy General Secretary at South African Communist Party, Solly Mapaila says it is concerning that the President does whatever he likes without consulting the alliance let alone the ANC.
Mapaila says the President needs to do these appointments through a consultative process with the ANC which he has disregarded.
We have a President who is out of the league of his own organisation, in fact he has long rejected the authority of the ANC, he controls the ANC and he doesn't confine himself withing the discipline of the ANC - he just uses the ANC.— Solly Mapaila, Second Deputy General Secretary of the SACP
This is high time the ANC sees Zuma for what he is and actually take a collective action against him. We hoping the coming elective conference of the ANC will begin to rectify wrong things in the ANC including carteling the powers of the President particularly in government.— Solly Mapaila, Second Deputy General Secretary of the SACP
Zuma has indicated to us that we need to pay more attention to the question of the President...— Solly Mapaila, Second Deputy General Secretary of the SACP
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