Could David Mabuza be SA's new deputy president?

Associate editor at Tiso BlackStar Group, Ranjeni Munusamy says while David Mabuza may avail himself for the position of deputy president of South Africa, he cannot deploy himself.

Speculation has been rife as to who will serve under President Cyril Ramaphosa after he replaced former president Jacob Zuma last week.

There are reports that Mabuza cited his State of the Province Address as premier of Mpumalanga, as his last.

Munusamy says Mabuza may be taking advantage of his support base.

I think that David Mabuza, is being David Mabuza in that he lobbies, and he negotiates and he tries things. He uses his support base to advance his agenda.

Ranjeni Munusamy, Associate Editor at Tiso Black Star

You can't deploy yourself in the ANC. You can say I am available to do this and that. It does not mean you are entitled to it.

Ranjeni Munusamy, Associate Editor at Tiso Black Star

There has been a pattern where the ANC deputy president has in fact been appointed but it is not an obligation, there is nothing in the ANC constitution that says that ought to happen.

Ranjeni Munusamy, Associate Editor at Tiso Black Star

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