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. The intrigue behind this decision is still not quite clear and now opens up speculation about who Ramaphosa will be appointing as his deputy in government. Names being touted are Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, whom he narrowly beat to the position of ANC president in 2017, and long-serving minister Naledi Pandor. Ramaphosa is expected to announce his reconfigured executive after his inauguration at the weekend. Ramap...

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