Deputy-President David Mabuza will not be sworn in along with the rest of Parliament today. The office of the Presidency released a statement explaining that Mabuza will be awaiting the outcome of the ANC Intergrity Commission's investigation.
Deputy-President David Mabuza will not be joining the rest of Parliament today as they are sworn into service.
President Cyril Ramaphosa's office released a statement saying that Mabuza had requested his swearing -in to be postponed, pending the outcome of the Integrity Commission's investigation.
According to SowetanLIVE, Ramaphosa commented on the situation, saying that:
"The deputy-president made the request in light of a report by the ANC Integrity Commission in which he is alleged to have prejudiced the integrity of the ANC and brought the organisation into disrepute."
Ramaphosa went on to say that Mabuza had elected to postpone his swearing-in 'out of respect for the ANC's institutions and processes'.
The ANC commended the deputy-president for putting the interests of the party above his own. It appears that he may well not serve the party at all in this term of office, with rumours circulating that Judy Hermans may take his place instead.
Briefly.co.za reported earlier that Minister Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma had indicated she would be more than happy to step into the roll, but it now appears as if she has been overlooked by Ramaphosa. Unless, of course, the president has bigger plans for her.
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