Zuma’s ‘plausible’ gift to the youth league

2010-11-01 09:47

It is a “plausible gift” to the ANC Youth League to have its former presidents appointed as Cabinet ministers, it said yesterday.

“It is a plausible gift because the principle of generational mix in the leadership of government is now given practical meaning,” spokesperson Floyd Shivambu said.

Former youth league presidents Malusi Gigaba and Fikile Mbalula were appointed as ministers of public enterprises and sports and recreation, respectively.

The said it had confidence in all of the newly appointed ministers and deputy ministers and would give them necessary support whenever required to do so.

“The ANC Youth League also calls on those whose ministerial responsibilities are discontinued to continue serving the ANC in their various other areas of deployment.

“Cabinet reshuffle is necessary to give those who have been given responsibilities more inspiration to work harder with clear direction.”

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