Cyril Ramaphosa delays his cabinet announcement to later this week

Cyril Ramaphosa delays his cabinet announcement to later this week

- A spokesperson for Cyril Ramaphosa says his Cabinet announcement has been delayed

- This is reportedly because the president is waiting for the integrity commission to makeits recommendations concerning certain candidates

- The president has also indicated he will take the Public Protector's findings regarding Pravin Gorhan on judicial review

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There is immense pressure on Ramaphosa to reveal his new Cabinet, but it seems that the public will have to wait longer than expected.

Indeed, Ramaphosa has delayed the announcement of his Cabinet as more ANC figures appear before the party's integrity commission.

Gwede Mantashe and David Mabuza argued their cases before the commission on Friday.

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The commission had rasied concerns about both Mantashe and Mabua, among other candidates. This resulted in Mabuza postponing his swearing-in as an MP last week in order to clear his name. 

Following his meeting with the commission, Mabuza appears to once again be in the running for deputy president.

However, if he does not take up the post, there is speculation that the most likely candidates for the job are Higher Education Minister Naledi Pandor and Minister in the Presidency for Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, regarded as a leading figure among the ANC's pro-Zuma faction. 

While Ramaphosa was expected to announce the Cabinet on Monday, his spokesperson has said that the president will reveal the names in the coming days, according to IOL.

According to an ANC insider, this delay is because Ramaphosa is waiting for integrity commission to make its recommendations regarding certain candidates, Briefly.co.za has gathered.

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Additionally, the president has suggested that he will take the Public Protector's report regarding Pravin Gordhan on judicial review. Gordhan was tipped as a likely candidate for a post in Ramaphosa's new Cabinet.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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