South Africa: No Word From Cabinet On Public Protector Reports, Zuma’s Spy Claims

It’s been a tumultuous week in South African politics.

The continued fallout over the Public Protector’s reports on Minister of Public Enterprises Pravin Gordhan and President Cyril Ramaphosa, as well former president Jacob Zuma’s testimony about spies and a plot to get rid of him before the state capture commission, played deep into the week.

However, Cabinet discussed none of it at its meeting on Wednesday, according to Minister in the Presidency Jackson Mthembu, who briefed the media on Thursday about the outcomes of the meeting.

He said they did not discuss Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane’s reports and added that they never felt that they were under attack from Mkhwebane.

He didn’t want to delve into the contents of the report because Minister of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development Thoko Didiza and the panel will hold a separate media briefing to unpack its contents on Sunday.