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Mabuza off to Russia for medical treatment

Deputy President David Mabuza. File photo: David Ritchie/African News Agency(ANA)

Deputy President David Mabuza. File photo: David Ritchie/African News Agency(ANA)

Published Jun 26, 2021

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Deputy President David Mabuza is off to Russia for medical treatment after he took a leave of absence.

In a statement, the Presidency said Mabuza asked his boss, President Cyril Ramaphosa, to take a leave of absence.

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“During this time, the deputy president will undertake a visit to the 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,” said the statement.

Mabuza has been to Russia before for his condition, a few years ago.

In one of the question sessions in Parliament, he said he had travelled to that country after it was reported that he had been poisoned.

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At the time, he was Premier in Mpumalanga before he ascended to the office of deputy president a few years later.

The statement also said during his leave of absence Mabuza will continue with his responsibilities.

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