STATEMENT: The BBC congratulates President Ramaphosa on his election as RSA
President and calls for a Fit-for-Purpose Cabinet
The Black Business Council (BBC)
congratulates Mr Cyril Ramaphosa on his election as President of the Republic
of South Africa.
This election, on his official first-term as State President, demonstrates
the country’s confidence in him to spearhead economic recovery and renewal.
BBC is confident that the President will also focus on ensuring that the era is
free from state capture and corruption.
“The BBC also calls for the President
to appoint a fit-for-purpose streamlined cabinet that will put the interest of South
African first. As the BBC, we sincerely anticipate a leaner cabinet made-up of
men and women of integrity who will be single-minded in addressing the
challenges of poverty, unemployment and inequality,” says Sandile Zungu, BBC
Zungu added: “We commend and applaud the
Deputy President of the ANC, Mr DD Mabuza for following his conscience by
postponing his swearing in as a Member of Parliament in order to address the
ANC Integrity Commission’s concerns as this sets a positive tone for the new
Greater focus in the 6th
Administration should be on legislation that will stimulate the acceleration of
socio-economic transformation and SMMEs development as the cornerstone of job
“The BBC is available to become part
of the solution as we join business, government, labour and community in
rebuilding the country as well as restoring and growing the economy,” concluded