SA medicates with humour after #CabinetReshuffle
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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
— IG: @AdvBarryRoux (@Barry_Roux) March 30, 2017
— #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.
— Amanda (@amanda_mpedi) March 31, 2017
— 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.
— 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.
— Sipho (@sci4matics) March 30, 2017
So awkward when Pravin gets reshuffled but Bathabile continues on merrily.