May 11, 2009

South Africa’s new cabinet hailed

Per AfricaNews: South Africans have generally welcomed new president Jacob Zuma’s cabinet. Veteran cabinet minister Trevor Manuel moved from his former finance ministry to the newly formed National planning portfolio. The changes have raised relative fear as to how the rich Africa nation’s economy would fair without Manuel directly at helm of affairs.

Per BBC: The entire cabinet is expected to be sworn into office later on Monday. The cabinet meets within the next week to map out its plan of action. Zuma hopes to deliver on his promises as expectations are high.

Twitterers in Johannesburg share their thoughts about the new cabinet:

  1. David Smith
    SmithInAfrica Zuma's cabinet: Trevor Manuel leaves finance. Barbara Hogan moved from health despite praise from Aids campaigners. No place for Winnie.
  2. Anish Sana
    Anish_Sana Zuma's new cabinet doesn't look too bad at all. let's hope they focus on what's the real priority of the country
  3. Mongezi Mtati
    Mongezi RT @shapshak Zuma names new Cabinet. What does Siphiwe Nyanda know about telcoms?
  4. Simon Dingle
    simondingle Impressed with Mr. Zuma's new cabinet choices for the most part. I really hope this works out for South Africa. What changes would you make?
  5. Daniel Born
    danielborn Not too many complaints about Zuma's new cabinet , but what has become of Mashatile and Winnie?
  6. Pearl Moagi
    Tshegs is digesting President Jacob Zuma's new cabinet. It looks rather promising. I really hope they don't disappoint!

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