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Zuma appoints Shabangu as acting president

By Faeza
28 October 2015

Minister of Women in the Presidency Susan Shabangu has been sworn in as acting president with both the president and deputy president out of the country.

President Jacob Zuma is leading a delegation to the Third India-Africa Forum Summit in New Delhi, India, while Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa is on a three-nation tour of Sweden, Cuba and Mexico.

This left Shabangu, who was sworn in by Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng at the Constitutional Court this morning, as the only available option.