CAPE TOWN- With deputy president Cyril Ramaphosa expected to be elected as the new president on Thursday, speculation is rife who will get the axe as cabinet shuffles and removals are likely to occur and Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba is not immune from this.
Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng is to preside over the election of a new president.
The big question is whether Ramaphosa will keep Gigaba as finance minister who is expected to deliver the nation budge speech next Wednesday.
Many names are circulating that the deputy president will have Lindiwe Sisiulu as his vice president, or possibly Naldei Pando and whether Ramaphosa will do a clean break, by wiping the sleet clean of many officials involved under Zuma presidency.
There is a huge possibility that Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba will not deliver his budget speech, as the minister was a close ally to Zuma and having close ties to the Gupta family.
As a former Home affairs minister he give the Gupta family citizenship under cloud of uncertainty and dodgy dealings.
It will be known later in the week what type of cabinet the likely elected new president Ramaphosa will look like and how this will affect the economy and finance departments in government.
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