The ANC is battling multiple problems on different fronts. While there is a leak of documents regarding Ramaphosa cabinet reshuffle.
While the ruling party has to steer South Africa out of the Covid-19 pandemic, saving both lives and the economy, internal battles are also growing.
The Rumors have emerged over the weekend of a possible cabinet reshuffle.
The round is expected to target untouchables like Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs Minister Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma and Minister of Police Bheki Cele, source confirmed.
Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs Minister Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma has been at the center of the tobacco ban dividing the country.
Experts have warned that this move- motivated by ANC politics than governance issues could backfire on President Cyril Ramaphosa.
Professor Tinyiko Maluleke and Dr Metji Makgoba said Ramaphosa would be (overplaying his hand) and would have difficulties explaining the move at Luthuli House.
The hardworking Minister of Health Zweli Mkhize is surprisingly said to also be the target of the Cabinet reshuffle, along with Cele.
The South African reported that it is understood that the president is at loggerheads with his senior colleagues following a series of arguments about the cigarette ban.
Several ANC insiders this week said the looming reshuffle of the national executive was targeting Ramaphosa’s critics and party national executive committee (NEC) members who fell out with the president over the enforcement of Covid-19 lockdown regulations.
Minister of Police Bheki Cele also believed to be targeted Source: Instagram Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma has also been identified as a potential minister in the cross-hairs.
The contentious ban on cigarettes has seen the government being dragged to different courts. Dlamini-Zuma has been the face of the resistance against the sale of tobacco.
Dlamini-Zuma has come under fire for this but despite criticism levelled against her, she has remained resilient in her stance.
Human Settlements Minister Lindiwe Sisulu is understood to also be targeted as she fights corruption under her department.