A political master stroke? Does appear to be independent and possibly to avoid any meddling internal backslash from within.
Mr consult seems to have found his back bone. If popular opinion is to believe he had none.
President Cyril Ramaphosa has for the first time admitted he did not consult his colleagues and comrades in the ANC before appointing a minister of electricity.
"All of them said the president has taken a decision on his own and I said OK, sometimes you say I consult too much, then I take a decision and you complain.
“I just said that is your problem. Sometimes I will not consult and sometimes I will consult and I said you better get used to it, this is how I am rolling now,” he said to loud applause and laughter. "
"He said when he decided South Africa should have a minister of electricity, “I hadn’t even briefed my colleagues and comrades in the ANC”.
"Kgosientsho Ramokgopa was sworn in as the minister of electricity recently when Ramaphosa reshuffled his cabinet, adding two ministries to his already bloated cabinet.
It was reported at the time that some in Ramaphosa’s inner circle were taken aback by Ramaphosa's announcement during his state of the nation address in February. "