Retired Judge Justice Ntsikelelo Poswa has weighed in‚ on the eligibility of Malusi Gigaba as the finance minister with no background in finance and economics.

Poswa who was a Judge in the North Gauteng High Court Division said this was a continuation of a trend started previously by then President Thabo Mbeki‚ a trend that has also affected them in the justice and judiciary sector.

“When former President Thabo Mbeki reshuffled his cabinet he removed Dullah Omar and replaced him [Penuell] Maduna who had no background in law and who knew nothing‚” said Poswa.

“Is history not being repeated? I must hasten to say I do not see anything strange here. We have had very strange ministers of justice before‚” said Poswa.