DA leader John Steenhuisen

DA leader John Steenhuisen. Image via X @insightfactor

South Africans ‘not surprised’ DA wants Steenhuisen as deputy president

The DA wants President Cyril Ramaphosa to appoint John Steenhuisen as deputy president in the government of national unity.

DA leader John Steenhuisen

DA leader John Steenhuisen. Image via X @insightfactor

The Democratic Alliance (DA) is insisting that their leader, John Steenhuisen should become deputy president in the government of national unity (GNU).

DA WANTS JOHN STEENHUISEN AS DEPUTY

Sunday Times reports that the Democratic Alliance (DA) wants Cyril Ramaphosa to appoint at least ten of its MPs in key economic portfolios and to appoint John Steenhuisen as deputy president of GNU.

This comes after The African National Congress (ANC) offered three Cabinet posts to the DA, while the party believed it could claim a minimum of 10 posts out of 30.

The president was expected to reveal his cabinet on Sunday, 23 June following his inauguration last week, but the DA’s demands pushed this back several days, reports The Citizen.

It is understood the DA wants to manage the Communication and Digital Technology portfolio as well as, Trade and Industry, Transport, Public Service and Administration, Water and Sanitation, Local Government and Health.

SOUTH AFRICANS WEIGH IN

@Nthabeemaringa: “So basically, after Cyril Ramaphosa’s term, Steenhuisen is going to be a president?”

@NdzaviDerrick: “Was it not obvious all along? Moonlight Pact could not be sacrificed over GNU for nothing.”

@drtn83: “What DA wants, DA gets. He will not be Vise; he will be the real deal and they know that hence pushing for him to become one. At least Ramaphosa will have free time to chill. DA is running the show.”

@danielmaako: “After that they will remove Cyril as President and then John will be President.”


@thabom001: “It is our fault, most of us don’t understand the importance of voting. People voted for that day only, forgetting the future. South Africans don’t care about their wealth and heritage.”


@MelikhayaPants1: “Academic qualifications seems undermined when it becomes a white person, what message will be the president sending to young people in higher learning institutions?”

@jameslepota: “At the end of the day it’s all about positions they don’t care about services just benefits that comes.”