As the new Members of Parliament (MP) are preparing to be sworn in today, but the current Deputy President of South Africa, David Mabuza, will not be joining them.

According to IOL News, President Cyril Ramaphosa said that Mabuza has postponed his swearing-in to deal with the Integrity Commission currently compiling a report on him.

“The Deputy President made the request in light of a report by the ANC Integrity Commission in which he is alleged to have prejudiced the integrity of the ANC and brought the organisation into disrepute. The Deputy President has indicated he would like to have an opportunity to address the Integrity Commission on these allegations,” explained Ramaphosa.

IOL News adds that on 26th May the President is expected to announce members of his cabinet, with speculation that International Relations Minister, Lindiwe Sisulu, who is a senior member of the ANC, is being considered for the position of Deputy President for South Africa should Mabuza be unable to fulfil the role.

As such we’ll have to wait and see what the Integrity Commission concludes on Mabuza.

[Source – IOL News] [Image – Parliament]