Corruption allegations keep deputy President post vacant

The citizen

On the 21st of May, Deputy president David Mabuza postponed his swearing in as a member of parliament.This is normally and traditionally to be done according to the constitution of South Africa ,which states that within five days the president-elect must assume office by swearing or affirming faithfulness to the Republic and obedience to the Constitution.

Mabuza made the decision to postpone swearing as a member of parliament after a report made by the African National Congress integrity commission surfaced on the party’s national executive committee meeting on Monday.

The party had previously asked the integrity Commision to investigate certain candidates on their list, following revelations by the state capture commission of inquiries .The list included Nomvula Mokonyane, Bathabile Dlamini and Malusi Gigaba.

Ramaphosa said in a statement that the Deputy president indicated that he would first like to have an opportunity to address the allegations from the integrity commission , before being sworn as MP.
While the country waits for the appointment of a new deputy president, in the meantime the annauguration of South Africa’s 4th president has been confirmed.

Ramaphosa is to be annuagurated as president of South Africa on Saturday ,for the next five years.This follows the ANCs victory in the 2019 national elections Monday.

Thursday 23 May 2019 08:30GMT [CWSN] Student Ntombifuthi Ndlovu

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