With David Mabuza postponing taking his oath as a Member of Parliament until he has dealt with reports that he has brought the ANC into disrepute, people are already considering his replacement. It seems as if Mzansi is ready for a woman to be the nation's second-in-command.
Without any tangible signal of when South Africa will have a deputy-president, people have been debating who should replace David Mabuza.
The nation has been leaning heavily towards a woman taking over the position, with Lindiwe Sisulu, Naledi Pandor and Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma mentioned as possible candidates.
Zizi Kodwa, Head of the Presidency, dropped a hint that Mabuza's postponement may well be a permanent one:
"The fact that he [Mabuza] is the deputy president of the ANC is not a guarantee of a position of a deputy-president of the Republic."
With this in mind, all fingers are pointing to President Cyril Ramaphosa electing a replacement and South Africans are flooding social media with their choices for the role, reports eNCA.
Briefly.co.za reported yesterday that David Mabuza had opted to deal with the ANC's Integrity Commission's report that he had brought the party into disrepute. Mabuza is expected to meet with the commission next week, joined by other ANC members who had been red-flagged.
Here are just a few posts from people who had their say in the matter:
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