Tweeps react to #CabinetReshuffle rumours
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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.
Reshuffle nyana Silili Ke!
Lindiwe: Do you have the correct list of those that are getting fired?
— Tumi Sole (@tumisole) February 15, 2018
If the President Matamela Cyril Ramaphosa appoints his Cabinet, may he please remember uBheki Cele. Please 🙏
— Malome Wa Mafahla ® (@Ingrid_RMI) February 15, 2018
— Vee🇿🇦Kunene (@docta_vee) February 16, 2018
— Tshepo _Segodi🐾 (@tshepo_segodi) February 16, 2018