President Ramaphosa asks deputy to delay resignation

President Cyril Ramaphosa of South Africa has asked his deputy, David Mabuza, to remain in his position until a transition is finalized.

Mr Mabuza is reported to have told a funeral gathering that the president has accepted his resignation stating that an announcement on his departure was coming.

He said he believed it was logical for him to give way to Paul Mashatile, who was elected in December as the ruling ANC party’s deputy president.

The presidency spokesman said the president wanted Mr Mabuza to remain until the transition process was finalized.

Mr Mashatile is due to be sworn in as member of the parliament today.