Masisi’s Cabinet headache

Masisi and some of the Cabinet Members PIC. THALEFANG CHARLES
Masisi and some of the Cabinet Members PIC. THALEFANG CHARLES

The 2019 season of elections claimed many political scalps. A good number of veteran politicians were swept away and the composition and complexion of Parliament changed overnight drastically.

For the ruling party, it must have given President Mokgweetsi Masisi a bit of a headache to form a new Cabinet out of a stock of freshers, predominantly young and with little or no political experience. Perhaps it came as no surprise that even when it comes to very sensitive and senior ministries such as Presidential affairs, governance and public administration, the President had to name a fresher in the name in Kabo Morwaeng to be in charge of affairs. This is a very taxing and powerful ministry which can make or break a government.

It requires one to be grounded in public service matters among other things. Traditionally, this ministry is regarded as the hub of government and has been the preserve of old warhorses. Veteran ministers who had had a stint in the ministry include Eric Molale, who came with an illustrious service in the public service having been permanent secretary to the president and a district commissioner during the course of his career. Yes, Morwaeng had been in politics for a very long time having tried many times to go to Parliament but without success.

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