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Johannesburg - As rumours continue to swirl on an imminent Cabinet reshuffle by President Cyril Ramaphosa, social media hilariously chipped in on who would face the axe and should return.

Earlier, reports emerged that Ramaphosa was expected to appoint a new Cabinet soon, with speculation rife he will get rid of the ministers implicated in state capture allegations.

The cabinet reshuffle has been in the making for several weeks now after the ANC moved to axe former president Jacob Zuma.

In a list that was circulating on social media on Thursday, with official parliamentary letterheads, it appears Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba will be fired and a new minister will deliver the Budget Speech on Wednesday.

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It is speculated that former finance minister Pravin Gordhan will return to the National Treasury.

Not wanting to be left out, citizens took to social media to weigh in on the matter and hilariously guess who'd get the chop. 

While some users speculated that Ramaphosa would axe ministers linked to former president Jacob Zuma such as Faith Muthambi and Bathabile Dlamini, others lobbied for some of their favourite officials to return to the Cabinet.

#CountryDuty #CabinetReshuffle

Reshuffle nyana Silili Ke!

Lindiwe: Do you have the correct list of those that are getting fired?

Cyril: Double checked & ready for #SONA2018 pic.twitter.com/SICNGvTruk


If the President Matamela Cyril Ramaphosa appoints his Cabinet, may he please remember uBheki Cele. Please 🙏

Bringing him back I believe the levels of crime will drop significantly. #CabinetReshuffle pic.twitter.com/UKPIc5zr4i

Hands up if u cant wait for the next #CabinetReshuffle pic.twitter.com/AEsGulQjY3

#CabinetReshuffle Lot of leaders will be jobless in the coming few weeks some already on weight loss #SONA2018 pic.twitter.com/f7LeD2iVCv