Former Minister Dipuo Letsatsi is latest to resign from Parliament

Former Minister Dipuo Letsatsi is latest to resign from Parliament

- Former Minister Dipuo Letsatsi-Duba has resigned from Parliament

- She is the latest former minister to do so

- Former Human Settlements Minister NomaIndia Mfeketo had also previously announced her resignation

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Former Minister of State Security Dipuo Letsatsi-Duba has announced her resignation from Parliament.

Her resignation comes a week after Cyril Ramaphosa announced his new Cabinet excluding Letsatsi-Dube.

She is the latest former minister to resign, following ex-Human Settlements Minister NomaIndia Mfeketo.

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Ramaphosa replaced Letsatsi-Dube with Ayanda Dlodlo. Prior to taking over the Ministry of State Security, Dlodlo had served as Minister of Public Service and Administration, according to IOL.

Letsasti-Dube and Mfeketo are among 14 ministers who were dropped from Cabinet by the president. 

In her resignation letter, Mfeketo said there was "nothing fishy" about her resignation. She explained that if she did not retire she would lose her minister's pension, according to Sowetan Live.

She also explained that, since she was 67-years-old, she was happy to step aside to make way for the youth in Parliament. 

Additionally, Mfeketo said she was looking forward to being able to "enjoy life as an ordinary person".

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Mefeketo thanked the ANC in her resignation letter for the opportunities the party had given her. She appeared to bear no visible ill will toward the party or to Ramaphosa, Briefly.co.za has gathered.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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