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17 Oct 2017
11:37 am

WATCH: Nzimande was warned about his axing

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Twitter says the president is probably not taking Nzimande's calls following this surprise Cabinet reshuffle.

SACP Secretary General Blade Nzimande. Picture: Yeshiel Panchia

President Jacob Zuma on Tuesday reshuffled Cabinet for the second time this year, with Blade Nzimande being axed from his higher education and training minister position.

When recently asked about the planned reshuffle that would see him lose his position, Nzimande laughed and said he knew nothing about it. In fact, according to Nzimande, it was just media speculation.

Watch his response below:

These are the new appointments Zuma made to Cabinet:

  • Hlengiwe Mkhize is the Minister of Higher Education and Training
    Ayanda Dlodlo is the Minister of Home Affairs
    Mmamaloko Kubayi is the Minister of Communications
    David Mahlobo is the Minister of Energy
    Bongani Thomas Bongo is the Minister of State Security
    Buti Manamela is the Deputy Minister of Higher Education and Training

#CabinetReshuffle is the number one trending topic on Twitter, with South Africans expressing their views on the president’s latest move.

These were some of the reactions on Twitter:

https://twitter.com/SithetheYanga/status/920217871443259392

https://twitter.com/LufunoMathivha/status/920217829697359872

https://twitter.com/gosiamenkala/status/920217674319368192

https://twitter.com/PulengMathekga/status/920217662030041088

https://twitter.com/Gates_Baloyi/status/920217642551652352

https://twitter.com/FazlinFransman/status/920217620468715520

https://twitter.com/Patriotic_Alex/status/920217066300432384