Zuma demotes 'loose cannon' Sisulu
Along with the axing of national police commissioner Bheki Cele, President Jacob Zuma on Monday, announced changes to his cabinet.
One of the key announcements was Defence Minister Lindiwe Sisulu's move from the powerful portfolio to Public Service and Administration.
According to ANC insiders, Sisulu had become a "loose cannon".
"She is not easy to deal with and has stood her ground most of the time," a senior ANC insider said.
Her replacement, Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula, according to sources, was happy to remain in the cabinet and would "accept anything she is given".
Other changes include Ben Martins as Transport Minister, replacing S'bu Ndebele, who has been moved to Correctional Services.
But Jeremy Cronin, Ndebele's deputy, has not been left unscathed, leaving many wondering whether the e-toll saga had taken its toll on the pair.
Cronin has been moved to Public Works as Thulas Nxesi's deputy. He has been replaced by Sindisiwe Chikunga.
Other changes include Gratitude Magwanishe as Public Enterprises deputy minister.
Hlengiwe Mkhize was appointed Economic Development deputy minister, which was left vacant after Enoch Godongwane resigned. Mduduzi Manana has been appointed as Blade Nzimande's deputy in Higher Education.