Nyanda gets new parliamentary role

2010-11-25 16:34

Cape Town - Axed communications minister Siphiwe Nyanda is to become President Jacob Zuma's parliamentary counsellor.

Zuma has requested National Assembly Speaker Max Sisulu to appoint Nyanda in this position in the Assembly with immediate effect, the presidency said in a statement on Thursday.

Nyanda would be Zuma's personal representative in Parliament, keeping him abreast of developments and providing advice on the course on action required on issues.

Zuma ceased to be a member of the Assembly soon after his election as President in terms of the Constitution.

Nyanda would manage Zuma's liaison with presiding officers and structures in parliament, as well as relations with leaders of political parties represented in parliament.

The statement quoted Nyanda as saying that he looked forward to his new job.

"I am also encouraged by the president's determination to promote good working relations with political parties represented in parliament," he said.

"We have to further develop these relations so that we can identify and highlight issues that are in the national interest, that we can work on together."

  • Allin - 2010-11-25 16:37

    So he can rack up even higher hotel bills...

  • Graham - 2010-11-25 16:40

    Even the useless get to feed at the trough funded by the taxpayers. Well done Zuma - you have again shown that incompetence is not an issue for loyalists!

      Nick - 2010-11-25 17:39

      Well said Sir , well said !! Full steam ahead with the gravy train !

  • Don - 2010-11-25 16:40

    This guy is so crooked- I'm sick and tired of this cadre deployment. Remember all the troubles at the SABC on his watch....? When the revolution is over one day I really hope all these thieves are tracked down, tried and sentenced- MONKEYS!!!!!!

  • muttlet - 2010-11-25 16:40


  • pointblankza - 2010-11-25 16:41

    You get fired only to take up another top position? Wow.

  • freeflyshannon - 2010-11-25 16:47

    How can somebody who has been fired as a communications minister now be a personal aide to the president? The governments train of thought defies belief.How much more incompetently stupid can our government be? Wait...don't answer that - I bet we get another surprise next week.

  • wo0two0t - 2010-11-25 16:48


  • Iron John - 2010-11-25 16:49

    Heh! Heh! Just couldn't help himself.

  • Gaanake - 2010-11-25 17:15

    See Mr Vavi, that's exactly why people with consciences are wondering if this association of corruption will still continue if you were to form a new party. The rich Nyanda is still protected while the majority of people who voted for the ANC are continuing to perish in crime and poverty. Gaanake

  • Gaanake - 2010-11-25 17:22

    Mr Vavi, that's why people with conciences are wondering whether if you form a new party, the super-rich Nyanda would still receive priority over the poor and down-trodden masses who voted for the ANC. They are now busy perishing in crime and squalor and are not "connected" enough to get a "second" consideration.

  • people.3000 - 2010-11-25 17:40

    @Free...The question should be: "how much incompetency can our government handle before we sit with a failed state!?!?!?!" We all know we can't go on like this indefinitely, law of action and reaction...

  • Boerseun - 2010-11-25 18:06

    Now tell me the president have any common sense. So this person who was useless at his job has to become a glorified and highly paid messenger boy? How sick is that to have a crook be in any way paid by tax payers money?

  • George - 2010-11-26 13:15

    nyanda's son went to school with me and it does seem that the apple does not fall far from the tree

  • bill - 2011-01-25 13:28

    zuma seems determined to appoint every sleezeball failure to key positions. Nyanda still has much to answer for .Zuma is rapidly outstripping his African buddies in the stupidity and corruption stakes.

  • - 2011-01-25 13:58

    WOW !! An incompetetent advising our president and being paid by the tax payers. Will he now get to buy 2 new vehicles and fly in the presidents aircraft when Zuma is travelling the world and giving away millions, so as to tell him what is happening in RSA and parliament

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