First signs of Ramaphosa’s government emerge
Deputy president David Mabuza asks to postpone his swearing-in and several prominent ANC candidates pull out
Cyril Ramaphosa was elected president at a dramatic first sitting of the National Assembly in which several prominent ANC candidates pulled out of parliament as the first signs of his government emerged.
ANC deputy president David Mabuza asked to "postpone" his swearing-in so that he could clear his name after the party’s integrity commission listed him among several prospective MPs who may have brought the ANC into disrepute. He is said to have made the decision voluntarily.
Ramaphosa made the announcement shortly before the first sitting of the sixth parliament on Wednesday.
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