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South Africa’s former deputy president David “The Cat” Mabuza will be sworn in as an MP later today, this after he postponed taking his oath of office last week in Cape Town.
Of course, some are discussing the ramifications of the news, and what this decision may hold for South Africa in the next ten years. Others are simply honouring Mabuza’s nickname (as if we need an excuse to post cat memes.)
— MANDZENGA ★☭ (@Mandzenga_) May 28, 2019
— Zimele Mhlongo (@zim_94) May 28, 2019
#DavidMabuza being sworn in today has effectively shaked off the integrity committee off his back for the next five years.
They cannot comeback and say they were wrong in allowing him to go to parliament withoit a verdict.
The Cat madoda. pic.twitter.com/63jYomXwi7
— Boitshepo Monaledi (@Boi_Boi_08) May 28, 2019
— Ntobeko (@Bavarian_123) May 28, 2019
— Miss Oluwatoke Otukile (@MissOluwatoke) May 28, 2019
But what are the ramifications?
Speculation on his, and President Ramaphosa’s future, is rife. Some believe the ANC will push Ramaphosa aside allowing Mabuza to take the highest position in the country. Some are already labelling Mabuza as South Africa’s “2024 President”.
We might just get another Zuma in the form of DD Mabuza, a man with scandals and a cloud hanging over his head ascending to the highest office, Cyril will eventually get recalled as is tradition in the ANC then making Mabuza president, I hope I’m proven wrong #DavidMabuza
— Eno Valoyi (@valoyee) May 28, 2019
— Asante Khathi (@AsanteKhathi) May 28, 2019
— The Honourable (@TheDukeofOndini) May 26, 2019
That said, Mabuza’s future as deputy president isn’t set in stone. President Ramaphosa has yet to announce his cabinet, or his second-in-command. Either way, it’s likely you’ll see a lot more cat memes mixed in with South Africa’s politics going forward.
Feature image: screenshot, Mandzenga (@Mandzenga_) via Twitter