WATCH: Zuma laughs off cabinet reshuffle question
Kyle Cowan | 2017-03-30 17:09:05.0
President Jacob Zuma. File photo.
Image by: ADRIAN DE KOCK
Amid confirmation from the South African Communist Party (SACP) of media reports that President Jacob Zuma informed them on Monday of plans to reshuffle Cabinet‚ the president has laughed off questions from a journalist on the steps of Parliament.
Lester Kiewit of eNCA on Thursday tweeted a video of Zuma literally laughing in response to his question with his now infamous chuckle.
President #Zuma refuses to answer whether a cabinet reshuffle is imminent. pic.twitter.com/rQf1AUsxCx
— Lester Kiewit (@lesterkk) March 30, 2017
Second deputy general of the SACP Solly Mapaila confirmed to the media at a press briefing in Johannesburg earlier on Thursday that Zuma’s decision to remove Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan and his deputy Mcebisi Jonas was based on a “rogue intelligence report”.
EFF leader Julius Malema told reporters outside the Contsitutional Court on Thursday the intelligence report in question “could have been written by a child”.
The EFF was at the court to submit an application to have the Speaker of the National Assembly Baleka Mbete ordered by the court to act on its submission that Zuma had failed to uphold his constitutional duty by lying to Parliament over upgrades to his Nkandla homestead.
– TMG Digital