Sisulu says another reshuffle would cause chaos

22 October 2017 - 00:00 By BABALO NDENZE

ANC presidential hopeful Lindiwe Sisulu says another cabinet reshuffle by President Jacob Zuma would be "disastrous" for South Africa and its economy.
Speaking to the Sunday Times this week after making a campaign stop at the University of Cape Town, Sisulu said the removal of ministers who had held their portfolios for just a few months would have a negative impact on the administration of their departments and the economy.
On Tuesday, Zuma kicked SACP leader Blade Nzimande out of his cabinet and appointed David Mahlobo as energy minister in his second reshuffle in seven months.
Commenting on speculation that Zuma was planning another reshuffle before the ANC's national elective conference in December, Sisulu said she would be stunned if he did so.
"I would be surprised because we are in a very unstable environment," she said.
"The stability of the political environment is also absolutely essential for the stability of our economy with rising unemployment. Investors are looking at us, rating agencies are looking at us and we need to do everything we can do to try and ensure there is stability."
Sisulu herself has held several portfolios, now serving her second stint as minister of human settlements after also serving as minister of defence and of public service and administration.

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