Tuesday, September 23, 2008

14 Ministers resign

23 September 2008

The Presidency has just released a statement to say that President Thabo Mbeki has to date
received letters of resignation from the following members of Cabinet, which regretfully he has had to accept:

Deputy President Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka,
Minister of Defence Mosiuoa Lekota,
Minister of Finance Trevor Manuel,
Minister in the Presidency Essop Pahad,
Minister of Intelligence Ronnie Kasrils,
Minister of Correctional Services Ngconde Balfour,
Minister of Public Enterprises Alec Erwin,
Minister of Science and Technology Mosibudi Mangena
Minister of Public Works Thoko Didiza
Minister of Provincial and Local Government Sydney Mufamadi
Minister of Public Service and Administration Geraldine Fraser-Moleketi,

The following Deputy Ministers have also resigned:
Foreign Affairs deputy Aziz Pahad
Finance deputy Jabu Moleketi
Correctional Services deputy Loretta Jacobus

It has been reported that the resignations will be effective from the date of Mbeki’s resignation. All the affected people have vowed to help with a smooth transition to the next administration.


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