While South Africa tries to process David Mabuza postponing being sworn in as deputy-president, there is a familiar face waiting for her chance to shine. Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma has already indicated that she would be happy to fill Mabuza's slot; now it's just a question of time to see what happens.
Deputy-President David Mabuza will not be taking the oath along with the rest of Parliament today.
The ANC has confirmed this, and South Africa is buzzing at the news with speculation as to what will happen next taking over social media.
Briefly.co.za reported earlier that Minister in the Presidency, Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, had indicated that she would happily take over the position.
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This comment from Dlamini-Zuma had come in the wake of a leaked list of President Cyril Ramaphosa's newabinet.
The ANC's Integrity Commission has accused Mabuza of bringing the party into disrepute, but the details at this stage remain a mystery.
While the deputy takes time off to deal with the investigation 'properly', there will no doubt be a long line of politicians who would gladly step up to the plate to become Ramaphosa's right hand and South Africa's second-in-command.
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