President Cyril Ramaphosa has in recent days intensified private interactions with his cabinet ministers, a sign that the long-awaited cabinet reshuffle might be imminent. 

The reshuffle has been postponed twice in the past four months. In May just as it seemed about to happen, ANC secretary-general Ace Magashule was suspended from the party, causing Ramaphosa to back off. Then in June, a crisis erupted over health minister Zweli Mkhize and Ramaphosa again paused to wait for the outcome of an investigation on the matter. ..

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