President Cyril Ramaphosa missed an opportunity once again to show South Africans that he is serious about rooting out the rot in the government. Announcing his second cabinet reshuffle since he took over the reins of the country in February, Ramaphosa, despite expectations, failed to remove one of the most tainted ministers in his cabinet — Bathabile Dlamini, formerly the minister of social development and now the minister for women in the presidency. He might think politically it is not a comfortable move, and certainly it is not ideal to have another enemy outside the fold — let us not forget that former president Jacob Zuma was most dangerous when he was out of the fold. But when you look at the facts, Dlamini should have gone. Nomvula Mokonyane has once again been shifted to another portfolio, this time from communications to the less strategic environmental affairs ministry. Dlamini, however, has adverse findings against her. The highest court in the land — the Constitutional ...

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