Treasury staff started singing as Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan and his deputy arrived for their last meeting following the Cabinet reshuffle.
President Jacob Zuma enforced his latest reshuffle late on Thursday night; an act that saw no less than 10 changes to his ministers alone.
Pravin Gordhan was replaced by Malusi Gigaba‚ formerly the Minister of Home Affairs. Jonas is being replaced by Sfiso Buthelezi‚ who joined Parliament in March 2016.
When Gordhan and Jonas arrived at Treasury, staff began singing ‘Senzeni Na’, or ‘what have we done’.
The move has been heavily criticized by opposition parties and civil society organisations, including Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa and ANC Secretary General Gwede Mantashe.