ANC Women’s League leader Bathabile Dlamini is the latest member of parliament to resign with immediate effect. from the National Assembly.
In a letter sent to secretary-general Ace Magashule, she took the opportunity to thank the ANC for allowing her to “serve the nation”.
The former Minister of Women in the Presidency failed to make a comeback after the controversy during her term as Social Development Minister.
In her letter her letter to the ANC she says: “We must all be worried about the expediency that has been done within the aim of discrediting some of us. I hold no grudge for being reshuffled and not being appointed.”
Her resignation comes on the heels of the resignation of former ministers Siyabonga Cwele and Jeff Radebe on Monday.
Last week, former members of President Cyril Ramaphosa’s executive, Thokozile Xasa, Dipou Letsatsi-Duba, Makhosini Nkosi and Nomaindia Mfeketo also resigned from their positions as ordinary members of the National Assembly.
Three former ministers and ANC MPs have resigned from parliament and six new members will be sworn in as MPs, said the office of the ANC Chief Whip in a statement on Thursday evening.
Former minister of social development Susan Shabangu, former state security minister Dipuo Letsatsi-Duba, and former minister of human settlements Nomaindia Mfeketo have also handed in letters of resignation without giving reasons.
Six new ANC MPs are expected to be sworn in this afternoon to fill the vacancies that arose when some former cabinet ministers and ANC members did not take up their seats.
Koketso Ramorei is a journalist and news editor of SADC News with years of experience in a number of genres including sports, politics and community reporting. He has worked for a numerous publications including The Citizen Newspaper and is a former editor of a Johannesburg-based off-campus publication called The Waldorfian Times.