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SA Communist Party first deputy general secretary Jeremy Cronin this week reiterated the party’s call for President Jacob Zuma to go, as well as calls for the citizenship of the Gupta family to be revoked. He also urged lifestyle audits for ministers, their deputies and senior officials, and called for a judicial commission of inquiry to probe allegations in the State of Capture report.
After the Cabinet reshuffle, ANC boss Gwede Mantashe said: “I felt like this list had been developed somewhere else and it’s given to us to legitimise it.” On Monday, Mantashe said: “The public dissonance ... was a mistake that should not be committed again. This was unprecedented.” Talk about a 360-degree about-turn.