Dlamini-Zuma to be sworn in as MP next week
Gwede Mantashe says the plan was always to deploy Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma in Parliament.
JOHANNESBURG - African National Congress (ANC) Secretary General Gwede Mantashe has confirmed that ANC Presidential hopeful Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma will be sworn in as a Member of Parliament next week.
Mantashe confirmed the news on the sidelines on his OR Tambo lecture on the East Rand.
Gwede Mantashe says the plan was always to deploy Dlamini-Zuma in Parliament.
“Yes, she is going to be sworn in as an MP. You must remember she was in the top 20 then and went to Addis Ababa. We kept her on the list. On her return, we couldn’t put her in immediately because we can only change our list in September.”
Asked if the plan is to keep her as an ordinary MP, he responded: “I don’t know, my own plan is to send her to Parliament.”
Mantashe says the decision behind deploying Dlamini-Zuma to Parliament is simply to have her as an MP.
This move could be seen as a plan to deploy Dlamini-Zuma in government when or if the president reshuffles his Cabinet.
Although he has brushed off possibilities that the Presidential hopeful may be deployed in government.
BREAKING : ANC SG Gwede Mantashe confirms that Dr Nkosazana #DlaminiZuma will be sworn in as an MP. CM— Clement Manyathela (@TheRealClementM) September 8, 2017