Swearing in paves way for Mashatile to ascend top post

President set to reshuffle his cabinet soon

Nomazima Nkosi Senior reporter

It's all systems go for Paul Mashatile to be appointed  the country's deputy president after being sworn in as a member of parliament in Cape Town on Monday.

As speculation intensifies about the potential cabinet reshuffle expected to be announced by President Cyril Ramaphosa before the State of the Nation Address (Sona) on Thursday, an elated Mashatile was sworn in as an MP alongside other ANC members – former KwaZulu-Natal premier Sihle Zikalala, former Johannesburg mayor Parks Tau and recently elected ANC second deputy secretary-general Maropene Ramokgopa. ..

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