Johannesburg – In the wake of the biggest Cabinet reshuffle since 1996, civil rights organisations and trade unions have taken to the streets on Friday to protest the removal of key ministers, especially Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan.
The Treatment Action Campaign (TAC), Section27, SaveSA, and the newly-formed South African Federation of Trade Unions (Saftu) called on all citizens to reject the firing of Gordhan.
This comes after President Jacob Zuma fired Gordhan as finance minister and replaced him with Malusi Gigaba, the former minister of home affairs, in a dramatic midnight Cabinet reshuffle. Gordhan's deputy, Mcebisi Jonas, was also axed and replaced by Sifiso Buthelezi.
Zuma fired five ministers in the far-reaching reshuffle.
African News Agency