S African President Under Pressure To Reshuffle Cabinet

South Africa's new President Cyril Ramaphosa is under pressure to reshuffle his cabinet.

Opposition parties and civil society believe that changes in Cabinet will signal Ramaphosa's seriousness about rooting out corruption and fighting state capture.

President Cyril Ramaphosa was elected the fifth democratic president of South Africa, just hours after the dramatic resignation of former President Jacob Zuma. Opposition parties and many from the governing African national congress are expecting the new president to make sweeping changes to the cabinet.

Ramaphosa is under pressure to fire incompetent ministers and those implicated in wide corruption as soon as possible.

The names of ministers who are widely understood would be axed include Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba, who replaced Pravin Gordhan in march last year.

There is speculation that Lindiwe Sisulu could become Ramaphosa's deputy.

Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma is also among the names being circulated as possible deputy presidents, as Ramaphosa may want to bring Zuma loyalists into the fold for the sake of unity.