Presidency refutes Cabinet reshuffle rumours

MAY 16, 2016

The Presidency on Sunday refuted rumours about alleged changes in President Jacob Zuma’s Cabinet.

“The Presidency condemns the actions of information peddlers who keep spreading rumours about alleged changes in the Cabinet of President Jacob Zuma,” said the Presidency on Sunday.

Ministers serve at the pleasure of the President.  

“He has the prerogative to hire and fire Ministers at any time. Despite that, the Presidency issued a statement recently communicating that there were no plans to change the Minister of Finance. Information peddlers have also been spreading false rumours about changes in the Department of Trade and Industry.”

A statement was also issued rebutting the rumours about the Department of Trade and Industry.

The Presidency said President Jacob Zuma and government are focused on the goal of uniting business, labour, and the whole country behind the mission of strengthening the economy and reigniting growth during the current difficult economic climate.

In this regard, a lot of progress is being made in this regard and work will continue to fight the slow growth so that jobs can be saved and created. - SAnews.gov.za