JUST IN: Deputy president RESIGNS!


SOUTH Africa Deputy President David Mabuza has said President Cyril Ramaphosa has accepted his resignation as his second-in-command.

Mabuza told mourners at a funeral service in Mpumalanga yesterday that President Ramaphosa would soon inform the country he is stepping down.

South Africa Deputy President David Mabuza

He said he had agreed with President Ramaphosa that he must step down to allow newly elected ANC deputy president Paul Mashatile to take over. Cde Mashatile is being sworn in as an MP tomorrow, ahead of President Ramaphosa’s imminent cabinet reshuffle.

“I have spoken to the President and told him I am stepping down. So I must also tell you, because this is my home, so that you are not surprised. You must hear it from me not from anyone else. I think very soon the President will make that announcement that Mabuza has resigned. Him and I have agreed.”

— TimesLIVE

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