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Sunday expose - Cyril Ramaphosa kicks Fikile Mbalula out of meeting

President Cyril Ramaphosa, according to an exclusive Sunday expose, sacked Economic Sectors, Investment, Employment and Infrastructure Development Minister Mr Fixit Fikile Mbalula (ESEID) 


In response to previous accusations from his Cabinet colleagues, including Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan, the event occurred during a virtual meeting on Wednesday, according to persons acquainted with the situation. 


To address important government topics like the economy and infrastructure development, the ESEID brings together representatives from all relevant ministries. 


Sources said Mbalula was thrown out of the meeting after other ministers raised concerns that he wasn't doing his part, according to Independent media. 


His lack of involvement and effort was noted by other ministers. Pravin Gordhan, the Minister of Public Enterprises, has already expressed his disgust with the lack of preparation for Cabinet meetings against the guy, according to reports. 


In the wake of the president's decision to free him on Wednesday, a source added, "they think he came unprepared." 


Another source claimed that Mbalula had frequently failed to prepare for the meeting, despite his officials providing him with preparatory documents. Gordhan and the Treasury had previously complained about his lack of preparation for Cabinet discussions, they said. 


While the office personnel handed him the paperwork, the man had had them open for at least a day before to the exam. All ministers, including him, receive Cabinet memorandums when they are issued. "However, his schedule does not enable him to prepare," the person said. 


Mbalula allegedly claimed that he received the memos late when asked by his Cabinet colleagues about his lack of preparedness for meetings, according to the sources. 


Upon being contacted by Independent Media on Friday, Mbalula declined to comment, stating that Cabinet sessions were private and he did not want to violate that rule. 


As a result, Mbalula remarked, "If I were to disclose to you what happened in the Cabinet, I would be violating that confidentiality." 


In Mbalula's department, some officials believe that the hardening of Ramaphosa's attitude could lead to the change of the Cabinet. 


"See, we're on our way. All of our memos have been turned down. According to a source close to Mbalula, "I just got the call." 


Tyrone Seale, a spokesman for President Cyril Ramaphosa, said the president had no comment on the claims. 


Questions should be forwarded to the ESEID committee's spokesperson, Richard Mantu, according to Gordhan's spokesperson. 


Questions made via email and WhatsApp to Phumla Williams, the head of the Government Communication and Information System, were not answered. 

Sources:

https://pressreader.com/article/281496459896951

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