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SA medicates with humour after #CabinetReshuffle

By Staff Reporter Time of article published Mar 31, 2017

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Cape Town - ANC secretary-general Gwede Mantashe said the party was unhappy with President Jacob Zuma's decision to fire Pravin Gordhan as finance minister in a Cabinet reshuffle that has rocked South Africa's markets and currency.


"We were given a list that was complete, and in my own view as a secretary I felt like this list has been developed somewhere else and was given to us to legitimise it," Mantashe told Talk Radio 702. 

Mantashe wasn’t the only one who was stunned by the news, because the rest of South Africa had a lot to say about the matter, and left many shook to their core at the sudden and surprising shake-up.

Nkandla was the mixtape. This is the album. #CabinetReshufle

— Suhayl Essa (@The_Shwale) March 31, 2017

Jacob Zuma thought a Cabinet Reshuffle would be nice at night because the Rand would be sleeping & he was wrong #CabinetReshuffle pic.twitter.com/JwIfokoWRi

— IG: @AdvBarryRoux (@Barry_Roux) March 30, 2017

#cabinetreshuffle when everyone who is sleeping right now wakes up to news that bread Is R100 pic.twitter.com/sexp5NQ4Qt

— #SKHINDISABESUTHU (@Soyy4Real) March 30, 2017

9 ministers went to Pretoria with

blue lights and now coming back

with Uber #cabinetreshuffle

— Siyabonga Mtshali (@siya_the1) March 30, 2017

#CabinetReshufle:Why does Zuma make announcements in the dead of the night always?? Does he think the news will vanish in the night??

— Gerald Makedenge (@jazzysalvador2) March 31, 2017

Of course one of the hot topics was Fikile Mbalula, also known as Mr Razzmatazz and Minister of Social Media, who now moved to Police Minister from Sports and Recreation.

Fikile Mbalula is probs gonna fight crime like: "here's a picture of the suspect, pls RT for awareness. RT to save a life. #CrimeMustFall" pic.twitter.com/C7eaiH4PzH

— Amanda (@amanda_mpedi) March 31, 2017

Lovely reminder that Mr Razzmatazz, King of the opulence & sass providing us with good laughs, is now Police Minister #cabinetreshuffle pic.twitter.com/0Fz7n95A7A

— Mr Idiosyncratic (@thelionmutters) March 31, 2017

What Fikile Mbalula thinks Minister of Police looks like. pic.twitter.com/2sgGrFd0Do

— Dean Oelschig (@DeanOelsch) March 30, 2017

Minister Mbalula and Esethu tomorrow morning 😂😂😂 pic.twitter.com/iFajcvOFlz

— NdimhleFcukedUp (@JackDevero) March 30, 2017

"Minister of Police" fikile mbalula will be arresting those who throw some shade and sub-tweet to him

— KE SHARP🇿🇦 (@danielmarven) March 31, 2017

The Rand was naturally affected by the news, but it was South Africans who had the best sense of humour about it.

Exclusive Footage of the Rand right now #CabinetReshuffle pic.twitter.com/IckBCujNL8

— Jesrael Jacobs (@JesraelJacobs) March 30, 2017

The Rand is a Black Child https://t.co/7vvGasdGIq

— Mexicano (@ubsta_) March 30, 2017

This cabinet reshuffle is going to affect the rand so badly that white people wont even be able to afford to move to Australia 🙃

— Simmi Areff (@simmiareff) March 30, 2017

The Survivors of the #CabinetReshuffle could breathe a sigh of relief once all was said and done.

Bathabile Dlamini remains unaffacted by the #cabinetreshuffle? How ? pic.twitter.com/W2pKhm87Dz

— Sipho (@sci4matics) March 30, 2017

So awkward when Pravin gets reshuffled but Bathabile continues on merrily.

— Time Traveller (@Anele_Nzimande) March 30, 2017

that+the fact that some are safe who should have really faced the axe. Takes away some credibility generally of decisions #cabinetreshuffle

— Phiwokuhle Nogwaza (@PresidentPhiwo) March 31, 2017 IOL

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