President Cyril Ramaphosa still has a number of balls in the air as the time approaches for him to announce his new, reconfigured cabinet. It is not yet clear whether David Mabuza will be available for the position of deputy president, or whether Ramaphosa will have to consider another appointment. Mabuza’s close associates said on Sunday they expected him to be sworn in as an MP before the cabinet is announced. Ramaphosa’s job has also been made more difficult by the ignition of a new campaign by the EFF and parts of the ANC to keep Pravin Gordhan out of the cabinet following public protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane’s adverse finding against him in a report issued on Friday. The president is expected to announce a smaller, reconfigured executive this week following his inauguration at the weekend. But presidency spokesperson Khusela Diko said the president was unlikely to reveal his executive on Monday. Ramaphosa has promised to appoint ministers who are competent, credible and forward-...

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