CAPE TOWN - A burning question, newly-elected President, Cyril Ramaphosa may be facing is who will be in his first cabinet
Ramaphosa was sworn in yesterday as SA’s new president, following Zuma’s resignation on Wednesday.
This means that Ramaphosa now has the power to develop his own Cabinet and one of the most important positions will be the Finance Minister position.
For many South Africans the possibility of the current minister, Malusi Gigaba staying in office is almost impossible.
Director of the Centre for Constitutional Rights, Advocate Johan Kruger wrote in a briefing document, citing the Constitution which says that the president must appoint the deputy president and any number of ministers to his or her Cabinet, reports Fin24.
There apparently is mounting concern over whether Gigaba will retain his title as Minister of Finance.
If Gigaba is removed, his tenure will come to an end which started on March 31, 2017.
Also, the Budget Speech which is set to be delivered next Wednesday could also be affected by a Cabinet reshuffle.
We take a look at the five possible candidates for Finance Minister.