The revolving door at Cabinet has swung yet again, bringing some welcome change, while questionable Ministers remain protected
The Organisation Undoing Tax Abuse (OUTA) welcomes the merging of Telecommunications and Postal Services with Communications, however, we are deeply disappointed with appointment of Nomvula Mokonyane as Minister of Environmental Affairs.
Under Mokonyane, the Department of Water and Sanitation suffered greatly as her poor leadership and corrupt dealings brought the department into disrepute. In addition, OUTA hoped that President Cyril Ramaphosa would shed Bathabile Dlamini who is equally corrupt and is infamous for her grossly negligent handling of the payment of social grants.
“The splitting of the Ministries under Jacob Zuma was foolish and a waste of public funds. By streamlining Cabinet, the President is undoing the rot brought on by the previous administration. However, we are concerned that President Ramaphosa is still walking on eggshells as he protects Zuma-aligned Ministers such as Mokonyane and Dlamini,” says Wayne Duvenage, OUTA CEO.