Even the deputy president's own province of Mpumalanga is not behind him.

Although President Cyril Ramaphosa is almost guaranteed a second term after obtaining massive nominations, the political future of his deputy David Mabuza looks uncertain. Mabuza’s options if not re-elected are limited. David Mabuza’s future He could be faced with either going into retirement, requesting an ambassadorial posting or endure the pain of being demoted to a ministerial position. ANC treasurer-general Paul Mashatile is a popular choice for deputy president. This alone cuts Mabuza out of the running. Analyst weighs in Independent political analyst Goodenough Mashego said there was precedence to a deputy not being re-elected at the party’s national elective…