- David Mabuza, South Africa's Deputy President, has been honoured with an award
- The award is to show appreciation for his work in South Sudan
- The 8th African Leadership Magazine Persons of the Year Awards took place in Sandton
Deputy President of South Africa, David Mabuza, scooped up a reward after his hard work to obtain peace in South Sudan.
Mabuza received the Impact Leadership Award for 2019 after he managed to broker peace in the civil war-ridden country. The award was given by the Board and Management of African Leadership Magazine.
Briefly.co.za gathered that Mabuza witnessed the swearing-in of former rebel leader Riek Machar as Vice President of South Sudan.
Machar's appointment comes after a series of consultations geared towards restoring peace in the oil-rich nation.
He previously served as the inaugural vice president of South Sudan from its independence in 2011 until 2013 and then again from April 2016 to July 2016.
Mabuza feels honoured to receive the award. About the award, he said:
"It is my honour to be invited to this African Leadership Magazine’s 2020 Award Ceremony, more so, given this magazine’s focus to reshape positively, the dominant narratives about the African continent."
The ANC congratulated its second-in-command on social media:
"The African National Congress (ANC) wishes to congratulate its Deputy President Comrade David Mabuza as the first time recipient of the African Impact Leadership Award.
"The ANC is humbled by the ongoing contribution to the mediation process led by Deputy President Mabuza as President Cyril Ramaphosa’s Special Envoy to the Republic of South Sudan."
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