The Zuma Shuffle

The Zuma Shuffle

President Jacob Zuma waited until the darkest hours of the night - did his shuffle - and surprised South Africans with a new-look cabinet this morning. 

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Photo: GCIS

He appointed 10 new ministers and 10 new deputy ministers, thinking no one was watching.

Here is what happened between midnight and 11.00am on 31 March 2017 in the voices of:

President Jacob Zuma

Bonang Mohale - Business Leadership SA Deputy Chairperson

Moeletsi Mbeki - Political and economic analyst

Karima Brown - Political analyst

Gwede Mantashe - ANC Secretary General

Solly Mapaila - SACP second Deputy General Secretary

Dawie Roodt - Efficient Group economist

Lawson Naidoo - Save South Africa

Zwelinzima Vavi - Convenor of the Steering Committee of the SA Federation of Trade Unions

Zelda La Grange - Nelson Mandela's personal assistant

Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa

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