President Jacob Zuma on Tuesday reshuffled Cabinet for the second time this year, with Blade Nzimande being axed from his higher education and training minister position.
When recently asked about the planned reshuffle that would see him lose his position, Nzimande laughed and said he knew nothing about it. In fact, according to Nzimande, it was just media speculation.
Watch his response below:
When asked for comment the other day: pic.twitter.com/Brp38taYRw
— Tumi Sole (@tumisole) October 17, 2017
These are the new appointments Zuma made to Cabinet:
- Hlengiwe Mkhize is the Minister of Higher Education and Training
Ayanda Dlodlo is the Minister of Home Affairs
Mmamaloko Kubayi is the Minister of Communications
David Mahlobo is the Minister of Energy
Bongani Thomas Bongo is the Minister of State Security
Buti Manamela is the Deputy Minister of Higher Education and Training
#CabinetReshuffle is the number one trending topic on Twitter, with South Africans expressing their views on the president’s latest move.
These were some of the reactions on Twitter:
#CabinetReshuffle we have been waiting for a long time for blade to be reshuffled, it just too forever than expected
— yanga sithethe (@SithetheYanga) October 17, 2017
I see most people were expecting to see NDZ on the list. #cabinetreshuffle
— Lufuno Mathivha (@LufunoMathivha) October 17, 2017
#CabinetReshuffle ubabaKaDuduzane just axed Blade…Who would have thought ????????
— Fifi moremedi (@FMoremedi) October 17, 2017
Bathabile Dlamini stays in her role again ???? #CabinetReshuffle
— Gugulethu Mnyandu (@gugusmall) October 17, 2017
The worrying thing is that all these reshuffles are inspired by personal interests, not those of the country. #cabinetreshuffle
— Munzhelele (@LMwonder) October 17, 2017
How many times has Zuma reshuffled his cabinet so far? #CabinetReshuffle
— Dimpz☺ (@MOTLA_Le_PULA) October 17, 2017
The Rand dropping since the #CabinetReshuffle announcement ????????????????????
— ngwana_wa_movenda (@GladysMulaudzi) October 17, 2017
— Thiba Bolofo (@djay_Touch) October 17, 2017
— Gates – 3068.Zintos ???????? (@Gates_Baloyi) October 17, 2017
David Mahlobo: Minister of Energy ???????????? #CabinetReshuffle
— Fazlin Fransman (@FazlinFransman) October 17, 2017
This reshuffle lacks that thing …midnight reshuffle are the best #CabinetReshuffle
— liso (@lysole2) October 17, 2017
— delyne subrayen (@Delyne23) October 17, 2017
— Jacques Cupido (@jacquescupido12) October 17, 2017
— Man's Not Barry Roux (@AdvBarryRoux) October 17, 2017