DA to Ramaphosa: 'Stop stalling and appoint your Cabinet'

2019-05-28 21:38
(News24)

(News24)

Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

Stop stalling and appoint your Cabinet, was the DA's advice to President Cyril Ramaphosa ahead of the swearing in of David Mabuza as an MP on Tuesday.

DA spokesperson Solly Malatsi said in a statement the Cabinet needs to be appointed to "get the country working and create jobs for the 10 million unemployed South Africans".

"The continued uncertainty over the makeup of the new Cabinet does not bode well for investor confidence and the rand has already been affected by the uncertainty surrounding the overdue announcement," Malatsi said.

On Tuesday, the rand lost more than 2% against the dollar, with uncertainty about the looming Cabinet appointment cited as a reason, Fin24 reported.

Malatsi pointed out that Ramaphosa has previously committed himself to rooting out corruption and to appointing a leaner, more efficient cabinet." The president will have the full support of the Democratic Alliance (DA) if he appoints ministers who are competent, effective and beyond reproach," he said.

"Those who believe in Cabinet being a status symbol will only hold back efforts to build one South Africa for all. The country needs women and men in Cabinet who realise that holding the title of 'Minister' is a call to serve all the people of South Africa."

The DA claims reducing the Cabinet to 15 ministries could save the country almost R5bn each year. 

"A leaner, efficient and service-orientated government can focus its efforts on delivering services and creating an environment for economic growth and job creation," Malatsi said. 

"The ball is now in President Ramaphosa’s court to promptly appoint a lean and effective Cabinet that is committed to job creation, economic reform and building one South Africa for all.

"Again, when the president works to put the country and her people first, he will have the support of the DA."

Ramaphosa was sworn in as president on Saturday.

Since then, the country has been waiting with bated breath for him to appoint the Cabinet, with the ANC's internal machinations, including the delayed swearing-in of Mabuza, seemingly delaying the announcement.  

Read more on:    da  |  anc  |  cyril ramaphosa  |  politics
NEXT ON NEWS24X

Join the conversation!

24.com encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.

Inside News24

 
Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Settings

Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.




Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.