South Africa: Top officials jump ship from the Presidency

source: IOL
July 05 2010 at 07:44AM
By Political Bureau

More senior officials are expected to leave the Presidency as President Jacob Zuma overhauls his office. Analysts are blaming the president’s failure to give leadership for the exodus.

A government official said Zuma was expected to ditch some of his seven advisors because he does not rely on them for counsel.

“There is likely to be a clean-up. The president has realised his mistakes (of appointing wrong people) and he is correcting them,” said the official.

This comes after several Sunday newspapers revealed that five senior presidential staff, including director-general Vusi Mavimbela and deputy director-general of communications Vusi Mona, had either resigned, or were to be redeployed following tense relations in [continue reading]

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