South Africa cabinet bloodbath exposes ANC generational divide

South African President Jacob Zuma’s sweeping cabinet overhaul exposes deep divisions between the ANC’s apartheid-struggle old guard and a new generation often accused of not living up to expectations. Malusi Gigaba, 45, who replaced Pravin Gordhan, 67, as finance minister is a fervent Zuma loyalist always ready to defend the president despite corruption scandals and mounting legal troubles. Gigaba, who was previously home affairs minister, is accused by the radical opposition EFF party of having “unexplained wealth” and was criticised for mismanagement at state-run South African Airlines during his time as public enterprises minister.

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