Nov 29, 2021

Mabuza ‘Fully Competent’ To Perform His Duties Despite Illness

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Mr Mabuza insists that his health condition is no impediment to him performing his job.

FILE PHOTO: South Africa's deputy president, Mr David Mabuza, he rarely goes to public and since he was elected has been playing a low profile. PICTURE: GCIS

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CAPE TOWN: Mr Mabuza said like any other South African he is allowed to choose his preferred medical practitioner.

South Africa’s deputy president, Mr David Mabuza said he is fully competent to perform his duties as delegated by the president. Mr Mabuza was responding to a written parliamentary reply from the main opposition party, the Democratic Alliance.

The party asked whether taking into account the frequency of his ill health, Mr Mabuza is still fit to hold office, the Office of the Deputy President.

The DA Member of Parliament, Mr Solly Malatsi asked Mr Mabuza if he was referred for medical treatment by the Surgeon-General of the South African Defence Force to the Russian Federation.

Mr Mabuza had gone to Russia in June because as he said, “these were the doctors that had treated him originally.” Mr Mabuza said like any other South African he is allowed to choose his preferred medical practitioner.

He also added that whenever he is absent from being in parliament, proper reporting lines are followed.

Mr Mabuza insists that his health condition is no impediment to him performing his job.

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