SA Deputy President in Russia


DAVID Mabuza, the South African Deputy President, has flown to Russia for specialised treatment for an undisclosed illness, his office has announced.

In a statement, his office said Mabuza, who had requested and was granted leave by President Cyril Ramaphosa. 

 “During this time, the Deputy President will undertake a visit to the Russian Federation for a scheduled medical consultation. This consultation is a follow-up to previous medical consultations that the Deputy President received from the Russian Federation,” the office said in a statement.

The office said the Deputy President will continue with the responsibilities that have been entrusted to him upon the end of the leave period.

Mabuza, who is believed to have survived some kind of poisoning, took time off last year and flew to Russia for treatment. In several interviews, he has said that he survived because of the treatment he received in Russia.


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