EFF wants to cut deputy ministers

Julius Malema in the middle with white shirt
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The Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) says the national executive should be made much smaller. The party wants a much smaller cabinet and the removal of all deputy ministers.

In the recent national election, the EFF won 44 seats in the national government; up from 25 in 2014, after winning 1 in every ten votes cast.

Julius Malema, the party leader, spoke in Johannesburg on, among other things, cost-cutting measures in government. “They use the deputy minister positions for political patronage, not for development in this country.

“South Africa must be awake now we don’t need deputy ministers lets safe South Africa money by removing the deputy ministers and reducing cabinet.”