Mabuza not eligible for role of deputy-president, at least for now

Mabuza not eligible for role of deputy-president, at least for now

While South Africans put forward their dream candidates for the role of deputy-president, the presidency has revealed that David Mabuza is not eligible for the position, at least for the time being.

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Spokesperson for the president, Khusela Diko, has commented on the buzz surrounding who will be deputy-president.

Diko says that, while David Mabuza is still the deputy-president of the ANC, he has yet to be sworn in as a member of Parliament:

"I understand that David Mabuza has requested a postponement of his swearing-in. If he is eventually sworn in then he will be eligible..."

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Briefly.co.za reported earlier that Mabuza had requested to postpone being sworn in as an MP in order to deal with an adverse report put forward by the ruling party's Integrity Commission.

In relevant news, Minister Lindiwe Sisulu, Minister Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma and Minister Naledi Pandor have all been highlighted as possible candidates for the position.

President Cyril Ramaphosa is expected to announce his choices for Cabinet later this week, following his inauguration this past weekend, reports eNCA.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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