Ralph Mathekga | Ramaphosa's piecemeal approach to Cabinet reshuffling

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President Cyril Ramaphosa had to play his cards carefully in his cabinet reshuffle last Thursday, writes the author. GCIS
President Cyril Ramaphosa had to play his cards carefully in his cabinet reshuffle last Thursday, writes the author. GCIS

While Cyril Ramaphosa's reshuffle sent a strong message that security matters, the president also had to yield to the reality that the ANC internal politics continue to weigh heavily on efforts to move forward and get the country on a better trajectory, writes Ralph Mathekga.

President Cyril Ramaphosa's Cabinet reshuffle last week was the most anticipated following a long period without a reshuffle in government, despite clear evidence that a cabinet change was long overdue.

Ramaphosa almost managed to reached midpoint of his term without reshuffling his Cabinet, despite several concerns about some of his ministers. 

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