Newly elected Gauteng premier Panyaza Lesufi left the provincial executive council he inherited from his predecessor David Makhura largely intact to ensure continuity but fired two members of the previous cabinet during his cabinet reshuffle.

Opposition parties were not convinced by Lesufi’s retention of the old guard, and said his playing of musical chairs highlighted the “leadership crisis” in the ANC. “The party has a lack of both capable and ethical leaders to improve the lives of the poor and instead reverts to chair swapping in a bid to save face in the lead-up to the 2024 elections,” said Action SA Gauteng leader Bongani Baloyi.       ..

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