- Following his meeting with the ANC integrity commission, David Mabuza appears to be in the running for deputy president once again
- The commission had raised concerns about Mabuza as a candidate
- However, Mabuza met with the commission on Friday to argue his case
Following his inauguration over the weekend, President Ramaphosa is set to announce his Cabinet this week.
The Cabinet is expected to significantly reduced in comparison to past Cabinets.
Additionally, it appears that David Mabuza is back in the running for the deputy president post following his meeting with the ANC's integrity commission.
Last week, Mabuza's swearing-in as an MP was postponed, ostensibly to give him a chance to clear his name with the commission. The commission had raised concerns about Mabuza relating to corruption claims against him.
According to City Press, Mabuza met with the commission on Friday and argued that he is not compromised. Initially, the commission had indicated that it would only be able to meet this week, which would effectively lock MAbuza out of the running for deputy president has the position would have to be filled this week.
Now, however, it seems that Mabuza is once again eligible for the post and, indeed, at this point he is the frontrunner, by all accounts, Briefly.co.za has gathered.
In addition, insiders claim that Mabuza believes that the integrity commission's concerns about him were politically motivated.
Allegedly, he sees the commission's move as an attempt to by his opponents within the ANC to sabotage him.
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