Social media reacts to Ramaphosa’s cabinet reshuffle

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President Cyril Ramaphosa’s cabinet reshuffle had tongues wagging on social media as South Africans shared a range of views.

On Monday, he announced a number of changes to his executive at the Union Buildings in Pretoria, where among the key announcements was the appointment of Kgosientsho Ramokgopa as Minister of Electricity.

Ramokgopa, who is Ramaphosa’s infrastructure advisor in the Presidency and a former Tshwane mayor, received well-wishes from the majority of people on social media.

Former KwaZulu-Natal premier, Sihle Zikalala’s appointment as Public Works and Infrastructure Minister was criticised, with one person asking ‘What did Sihle do for KZN?’

Twitter users shared their thoughts on the appointment of Paul Mashatile as Deputy President.

Deputy minister of state security, Zizi Kodwa’s appointment to the sport, arts and culture portfolio disappointment many , while in the same breath, Nathi Mthethwa being dropped out of the cabinet was welcomed.