Pandor appointed acting president


Minister of Home Affairs Naledi Pandor delivers an address during the official launch of the Smart ID Card on July 18, 2013.

PRETORIA - Science and Technology Minister Naledi Pandor will be acting president until Tuesday while Jacob Zuma is away on a working trip this week, the presidency said.

Zuma was travelling to Algeria to meet President Abdelaziz Bouteflika for a South Africa-Algeria binational commission meeting, spokesman Mac Maharaj said on Monday.

Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa was in Lesotho in his capacity as Southern African Development Community facilitator, for the closure of the body&39;s facilitation office in the region following successful elections.

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