ANC Deputy President David Mabuza will be sworn in as a Member of Parliament this afternoon in Pretoria, effectively paving the way for him to come back as the Deputy President of the Republic of South Africa.
Mabuza’s about-turn to take his oath of office follows a meeting with the ANC’s Integrity Commission on Friday to clear untested allegations of corruption levelled against him.
Mabuza asked to have his swearing-in postponed so that he could engage with the Integrity Commission and clear his name.
Mabuza was one of 22 people flagged by the Integrity Commission when it reviewed the ANC’s candidate list for the National Assembly. They include ANC national chairperson Gwede Mantashe, ANC Women’s League president Bathabile Dlamini, former Environmental Affairs Minister Nomvula Mokonyane and former Mineral Resources Minister Mosebenzi Zwane.
ANC spokesperson Pule Mabe confirmed on Tuesday that Mabuza will be sworn in this afternoon in Pretoria by Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng.
“The ANC commends the Deputy President for the exemplary position he has taken and for putting the interests and integrity of the ANC first,” said Mabe in a statement.
“Following last weekend’s request by the Deputy President to postpone his swearing-in so that he could have time to engage with the integrity commission, such process has since been concluded.”