PRETORIA – The South African president Cyril Ramaphosa has Nhlanhla Nene recalled as minister of Finance. Nene was at the end of 2015 after one and a half years in office by the then leader Jacob Zuma, the lane is outputted. Now he gets a new chance at this important post.
Ramaphosa introduced Monday evening a number of new faces in his cabinet and said goodbye to some ministers affiliated to Zuma. “In conceiving these changes, I have a good view on the balance between the need for continuity and stability and the need for innovation, economic recovery and accelerated switchover,” he said in a short speech.
David Mabuza, the deputy leader of the ruling party, ANC, is vice-president. Ramaphosa held that office until Zuma after a long struggle finally stood down. The appointment of Nene, Malusi Gigaba following is likely to be widely welcomed. The appointment of Mabuza as a second man is more sensitive. He is accused of involvement in tampering with tenders by the government and he would opponents, the silence imposed, but denies everything.