South Africa's Vice President confirms his resignation

David Mabuza, South Africa

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# 04 February 2023 21:05 (UTC +04:00)

The vice president of South Africa, David Mabuza informed President Cyril Ramaphosa that he has resigned, APA reports citing News24.

Vice president David Mabuza believes it is logical that he resigns as the country's second in command to make space for Paul Mashatile, who was elected ANC deputy president at the party's December conference.

Mabuza said he has to make space for Mashatile because he was elected to the conference. He also confirmed that he had spoken to Ramaphosa about his resignation and the two had an agreement that he would resign.

"I am making space for the one elected at the conference because I can see he (Mashatile) is also making a few moves. So now I am also in a rush to give them space. I spoke to the president and told him I would step down," Mabuza said on Saturday.