With a possible Cabinet reshuffle on the cards‚ one political analyst says incoming president Cyril Ramaphosa cannot entirely have his way with who goes and who stays. Ralph Mathekga said as things were after President Jacob Zuma’s resignation speech on Wednesday night‚ the ANC was seemingly split over the decision to recall Zuma, and Ramaphosa would need to somewhat redeem himself as a candidate who is pushing for unity within the party. “He will therefore need a compromised Cabinet to accommodate all. He may want to get rid of [Finance Minister Malusi] Gigaba but he cannot for example hire [former Finance Minister Pravin] Gordhan. This is because Gordhan is on the far extreme of the antiZuma camp and Ramaphosa is trying to achieve unity. Unity is about not reinstating some of the extreme sides of the [divide]. If you want unity‚ you need to find moderates in between the camps — people who will be respected on either side‚” said Mathekga. He stressed that Ramaphosa could, however, ...

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