Mixed Reactions From SA Parties To Zuma's Finance Minister Re-shuffling

Some South African political parties have called for the removal of President Jacob Zuma following the debacle around the position of Finance Minister in the last week.

On Sunday night, Zuma named Pravin Gordhan as the new Minister just four days after installing David van Rooyen to replace Nhlanhla Nene, who he had dismissed.

Most political parties have welcomed the re-appointment of Pravin Gordhan who was first appointed Finance Minister in 2009 and replaced by Nene in 2014.

Many have, however, dismissed the rationale given by Zuma for his change of heart – his having heard the people’s views accusing him of incompetence. Others have however lauded his back-tracking as courageous.