Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan. (Schalk van Zuydam, AP)
- President Jacob Zuma is set to announce his cabinet this morning and is
reportedly planning a major shakeup of his security cluster.
to the Sunday Independent, this move could spell the end for two of the
cabinet’s most controversial figures – State Security Minister Siyabonga Cwele
and Police Minister Nathi Mthethwa.
reported that Zuma might also appoint the country’s first black African head of
the Treasury by promoting deputy finance minister Nhlanhla Nene to the
Justice Minister Jeff Radebe is expected to move to the Presidency to replace
also expected to announce a new ministry for small and medium enterprises.
the most dramatic playout has been over the finance portfolio with strong
lobbying taking place for current minister Pravin Gordhan and for Nene.
to the newspaper, a senior source inside the Treasury said Gordhan had a good
chance of retaining his position but acknowledged there had been strong
lobbying for a black African Finance Minister.