Cabinet Reshuffle Causes Outrage On Twitter

Cabinet Reshuffle Causes Outrage On Twitter

Twitter reacts to South African cabinet reshuffle.

Late on Thursday night, South African President Jacob Zuma, called a meeting with the national executive committee of the African National Congress (ANC) and what came out of the meeting shook the entire country.

Jacob Zuma in an unprecedented move, initiated a cabinet reshuffle, sacking almost a third of the ministers as well as ten deputy ministers. Included in the sackings were finance minister Pravin Gordhan and deputy finance minister Mcebisi Jonas, which has cause outrage from South Africans.

There had been whispers and rumors about the reshuffle for weeks but no one could have anticipated the scale and speed in which it would happen. In total 20 ministers and deputy ministers were ousted.

South Africans have taken to social media to express there outrage with the hashtags  #CabinetReshuffle, #OccupTreasurey, #PravinGorhan, #NoConfidence  and Parliament all relating to the reshuffle and all trending in South Africa.

Here are some of the reactions:

Zuma be like…#cabinetreshuffle#NoConfidence

— Janine Smit (@lattesWithLabs) March 30, 2017

Capetonians are angry. Protesters outside Parliament demanding that #Zuma step down. #cabinetreshuffle #PravinGordhan #NoConfidence

— Stu Pen Diss (@StueyMax) March 31, 2017

No! This is not a #cabinetreshuffle! This is a coup d’etat! It’s a direct takeover of government by a mafia with no reason to hide anymore!

— IG: @MbuyiseniNdlozi (@MbuyiseniNdlozi) March 31, 2017

Time to realize that if we allow this to continue, we are headed for a dictatorship #cabinetreshuffle

— Blitzbokke 🇿🇦🔥 (@billz_25) March 31, 2017

We will not forget #CabinetReshuffle #Election2019

— Anna Semenya (@AnnaSemenya) March 31, 2017

So Midnight Deployment Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba who couldn’t handle wife & side chick issues, will handle our money #CabinetReshuffle

— IG: @AdvBarryRoux (@Barry_Roux) March 31, 2017

Concerned for our country. 🇿🇦#cabinetreshuffle

— Ulrich J van Vuuren (@UlrichJvV) March 31, 2017

‘Our souls are not for sale.’ – #PravinGordhan What a leader!!! 🙌🏽

— Poppy Ntshongwana (@PoppyIsMyName) March 31, 2017

The firing of #PravinGordhan and #McebisiJonas is the real story here. Others are collateral damage. Story is looting of NationalTreasury.

— Justice Malala (@justicemalala) March 30, 2017



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