Cape Town – Deputy President David Mabuza has resigned as a member of parliament, reports said on Wednesday.
Mabuza sent his letter of resignation to the speaker of the National Assembly on Tuesday evening.
His resignation paves the way for President Cyril Ramaphosa to appoint his new deputy, as part of his expected cabinet reshuffle.
BREAKING NEWS | David Mabuza has resigned as a member of parliament. His resignation was sent yesterday. #DavidMabuza #cabinetreshuffle pic.twitter.com/pSgPvZmLwK
— SABC News (@SABCNews) March 1, 2023
Mabuza confirmed in February that he had tendered his resignation as the country’s second-in-command.
He said at the time that it was only logical that he stepped down to make way for Paul Mashatile.
Mabuza was not elected as the ANC’s deputy president at the ANC’s 55th national elective conference which took place in December last year.
Mashatile was one of the ANC’s top seven officials who were elected at the conference and he was sworn in as MP last month.
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Compiled by Betha Madhomu