Deputy President David Mabuza says he is fully competent to perform his duties as delegated by the president. He was responding to a written parliamentary reply from the DA.

The party asked whether taking into account the frequency of his ill health, he is still fit to hold office.

DA MP, Solly Malatsi asked Mabuza if he was referred for medical treatment by the Surgeon-General of the South African Defence Force to the Russian Federation.

Mabuza says like any other South African he is allowed to choose his preferred medical practitioner.

He also added that whenever he is absent from being in parliament, proper reporting lines are followed.

Mabuza insists that his health condition is no impediment to him performing his job.

Mixed reaction to David Mabuza seeking medical attention in Russia: