Zuma stamps out cabinet reshuffle rumours

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JOHANNESBURG, 07 February 2017 - President Jacob Zuma addressed business leaders at an investor lunch in Cape Town this afternoon. eNCA reporter Annika Larsen was there.

CAPE TOWN - President Jacob Zuma says he doesn't know about an impending cabinet reshuffle.

There have been a number of reports over recent weeks that President Zuma will be making changes to his executive.

But the president says there's no truth to the speculation.

The president was speaking on the sidelines of an Invest SA lunch with the country's business leaders. The event would have culminated in the signing of a minimum wage agreement, but this was cancelled at the last moment.

 

 

It's the second time President Jacob Zuma has met with business leaders before a State of the Nation Address.

Business leaders say they are bouyed by the president's remarks. Saying they are not too bothered whether there’s a cabinet reshuffle or not.

Danisa Baloyi of the Black Business Council says, "To us we support the government that is there. And it's really not in our place to decide who is in government, who is not. And I think that's the way that we're leaving it. It is the government that is there that we support."

President Zuma is due to give more details on his government’s economic plan when he delivers his State of the Nation address on Thursday.

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