South Africa presidency says deputy president David Mabuza is alive and well amid death rumors

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The South African presidency said on Sunday deputy president David Mabuza is alive and well amid death rumors.

Mabuza cancelled two scheduled Parliamentary question and answer sessions on July 22, 2020 due to ill health. The same day, parliament released a statement saying Mabuza would be unable to appear because he was not in good health without clarifications.

On Sunday, after rumors began to circulate that he might have died, the presidency released a statement saying he was alive and well.

“The Office of the Deputy President has received numerous calls from concerned South Africans regarding the health status of Deputy President David Mabuza,” the presidency said in a statement received by TODAY NEWS AFRICA in Washington DC.

“We would like to assure South Africans that the Deputy President is at home and well. 

“Anything contrary to this is a malicious and unfortunate rumor,” the presidency said.

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