There was no question who the deputy president of the country was going to be. Whether you liked him or not, David Mabuza was going to continue in the role after the May 8 election. But on Wednesday that certainty was thrown out of the window when President Cyril Ramaphosa announced that his deputy in the ANC had asked to have his swearing-in as MP postponed. The reason given was that Mabuza was listed by the ANC’s integrity commission as one of the people who could bring the party into disrepute and who should consider stepping aside. The deputy president himself decided he wanted to engage the commission before taking up the position of Ramaphosa’s second in command. This opened up space for speculation: who would now be the deputy president of the country? Two names are being thrown around, Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma and Naledi Pandor. The ANC has over time shown that many of its leaders lack depth, but here are two capable women more than qualified to take up the position. Peopl...

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