Speculations are plentiful regarding who will be the Deputy President

Speculations are plentiful regarding who will be the Deputy President

With President Ramaphosa's inauguration over and done with, everyone's attention has shifted to his Cabinet. Ramaphosa is yet to announce his choices and many people are wondering who'd be Deputy President.

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Deputy President David Mabuza was not sworn in along with the rest of Parliament and the office of the Presidency released a statement explaining that Mabuza will be awaiting the outcome of the ANC Integrity Commission's investigation.

Since then, South Africans have been wondering who will be chosen should Mabuza not be who Ramaphosa wants in that important post.

Even former Public Protector, Thuli Madonsela, was 'unofficially nominated' by social media users.

However, Madonsela explained that it would be legally impossible for this to happen as she is not on the list for parliament, as reported on by Briefly.co.za.

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eNCA reported that former International Relations Minister, Lindiwe Sisulu, Minister in the Presidency, Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma and Higher Education Minister Naledi Pandor have all been named as possible candidates for the job.

According to Sisulu, an official announcement would have to be made if Mabuza would not be returning to his post.

"I think a formal announcement would have been made if he was not coming back. Everything that's happening around us is just pure speculation."

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President Ramaphosa is expected to announce his Cabinet this Sunday, 26 May.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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