President Cyril Ramaphosa of South Africa has addressed criticism of his new cabinet, dismissing claims that it is bloated and emphasising his commitment to government restructuring.
As reported by The Star, During a parliamentary session, opposition leader John Steenhuisen accused ministers of “living like rock stars”. At the same time, ordinary citizens suffer, citing their ownership of 98 mansions worth over a billion rand and their possession of free generators, electricity, and luxury vehicles.
In response, the president denied the allegations, noting that South Africa’s cabinet size is “basically in line with others” and that the country is not an outlier.
Steenhuisen’s comments have sparked protests, with the Democratic Alliance planning to picket against what they perceive to be the “luxurious” lifestyles of ministers.
Ramaphosa had announced the creation of two new ministries and other changes to his executive earlier in the week.
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