South Africa's Deputy President Mabuza - A 'Shades of Grey' Man

David Mabuza, the deputy president of the ruling African National Congress, has been named as the deputy president of South Africa. His choice by the party had raised eyebrows because corruption allegations have dogged his premiership of the Mpumalanga province since 2009. The accusations include inflating the matric pass rate from 51% to 71% when he was the member of the executive council for education in Mpumalanga. This led to his axing, but support for former president Jacob Zuma saw him rewarded in 2009 with heading the province. Then R14-million disappeared from his farm, but according to a report, he only reported R4 million missing. An investigation soon fizzled out. The official opposition party leader Mmusi Maimane is very critical of the newly chosen deputy president, saying Mabuza was accused of having his own personal military wing in Mpumalanga

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South African Deputy President David Mabuza (file photo)


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