South African President Jacob Zuma has sworn in the new members of his cabinet. His reshuffle decision has led to renewed calls for him to resign.
Opposition parties have again called for a motion of no confidence as his choice of ministers comes under the spotlight.
TVC’s Vauldi Carelse reports that a week of political turmoil culminated in this swearing in ceremony. The ministers and deputy ministers new to cabinet taking the oath of office.
There’s been been major concerns about the men and women President Jacob Zuma has chosen.
His decision to replace the finance minister has drawn criticism from the ruling party, its allies, opposition parties and big business.
The man who now holds the keys the public purse, Malusi Gigaba, moved quickly to allay any fears.
His first call was to ratings agencies – South Africa’s economy faces a possible downgrade to junk status.
Concerns have been raised about his relationship with Zuma’s friends, the Guptas. And if he’s qualified for this critical portfolio.
Only time will tell if Gigaba’s confidence will win the trust of the country.