Johannesburg - Trade union Solidarity on Tuesday urged
President Jacob Zuma to appoint appropriate people to his Cabinet and exclude
individuals who have acted unethically.
"Solidarity is of the opinion that the composition of
the Cabinet will serve as an indication of how high the ANC rates
accountability, ethics, and credibility," Solidarity senior researcher
Eugene Brink said.
"Ministers are policymakers and hold the purse strings
when it comes to tax monies and hence they have a responsibility to act
ethically and transparently. Unfortunately, this is not always the case."
Wednesday will see the first sitting of the fifth democratic
Members of the National Assembly will formally elect Zuma
for a second term after they are sworn in as MPs by Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng.
The announcement of the new Cabinet is also expected to be
made on Wednesday.