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Cabinet Reshuffle: A worried South Africa responds

Photo: The newly installed Minister of Energy David Mahlobo and President Jacob Zuma at the ANC Policy Conference, 5 July 2017, Nasrec.
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Photo: (background) President Jacob Zuma and S’dumo Dlamini (Jordi Matas); (middle) SACP general secretary Blade Nzimande attends Popcru’s national political school in Benoni, 22 August 2013. Photo: Werner Beukes/SAPA

Cabinet Reshuffle 2.0: Blowback from across political landscape, but furious SACP stays put for now

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Photo: President Jacob Zuma’s son Duduzane Zuma appears at the Randburg Magistrate Court on December 11, 2014 in Johannesburg, South Africa. (Photo by Gallo Images / Daily Sun / Lucky Maibi)

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