South African deputy president to be sworn in as lawmaker after delay

David Mabuza is sworn in as the new South African Deputy President at the South African parliament in Cape Town on February 27, 2018. South Africa's new President Cyril Ramaphosa has reshuffled the cabinet to bring reformers to several key ministries while axing graft-tainted allies of ex-leader Jacob Zuma. / AFP PHOTO / RODGER BOSCH (Photo credit should read RODGER BOSCH/AFP/Getty Images)

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) – South Africa’s deputy president, David Mabuza, will be sworn in as a lawmaker for the ruling African National Congress (ANC) in Pretoria on Tuesday, the party said, after he requested a postponement last Wednesday.

President Cyril Ramaphosa said on Wednesday Mabuza had wanted to address allegations that he had brought the ANC into disrepute as he “believes that the ANC should advance the electoral mandate in an environment of public trust.”

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