SOUTH AFRICAN MINISTER CAUGHT PLAYING ‘Candy Crush’ IN PARLY
Must be nice, guys. Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba was playing games on his tablet while Cyril Ramaphosa was being officially elected as President of South Africa.
Look, we’re not hating here. We’re not ouchea pretending like we’ve not been in meetings playing games on our phones when we should be paying attention, but we’re not officials elected to serve the country.
Gigaba has a lot on his plate in the next week. He’s due to deliver a much-anticipated budget speech. In a tough economic climate, he has to find money for funding free higher education for poor students and keep all the people paying their taxes sweet.
News24 journalist Jan Gerber posted the image to Twitter. Gigaba carried on playing even while Chief Whip Jackson Methembu was speaking but, according to Gerber, put the games away when Ramaphosa gave his speech.
With Ramaphosa now officially elected as President of South Africa, rumours are rife that he might shuffle his cabinet around a little bit in order to make a clean break from Zuma’s scandal ridden era. And Gigaba could be one of the names on the reshuffle list, should it come to that.
But, since Ramaphosa wants stability beyond everything else, he might let him deliver the budget speech before making any changes.
When Paul Mashile was asked about this on eNCA, he laughed and said that is all something that needs to be considered. He said he could not speak for the President, but that he knows Ramaphosa is a man who consults before making decisions.
Ramaphosa took over the reins of the country after Zuma resigned following days of uncertainty over this future. Zuma was at first defiant, claiming he has not done anything wrong. He later resigned in a late-night address to the nation.