Ido Lekota, Political Editor
The firing of President Thabo Mbeki by the ANC national executive committee has led to speculation about the future of his cabinet ministers.
Today Sowetan looks at the possible exodus of ministers and those who could still stay under the new presidency.
Some of the ministers have performed well under Mbeki's leadership and will probably be retained in the new cabinet even after the 2009 election, despite their relationship with Mbeki.
However, there are those who will bite the dust also because they were under-performing Mbeki loyalists.