President Cyril Ramaphosa is playing his cards close to his chest about who is expected to serve in his new, reconfigured cabinet. Ramaphosa is set to be inaugurated as SA president on Saturday.  Shortly after his inauguration he is expected to announce his cabinet. The president will be watched to see whether he will remove Jacob Zuma-era ministers tainted by allegations of corruption, state capture and lying under oath. Business Day has been told not to expect a “perfect cabinet” but one that will have strong ministers who could grow the economy and lead the country into the much talked-about “new dawn”. The top six ANC officials were expected to meet on Sunday ahead of a special national executive committee meeting in Cape Town on Monday. It was thought that Ramaphosa would take them into his confidence on his plan for the cabinet. ANC spokesperson Pule Mabe would not comment on this but said: “We are being led properly.” One of Ramaphosa’s key tasks is to reconfigu...

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