Tokozile Xasa has joined the former ministers who have opted to resign instead of serving as Members of Parliament. The former sports minister will be replaced by Judy Hermans.
The former sports minister has become the fourth former minister to resign from the National Assembly over the course of the last week.
Scores of former ministers, who failed to make the cut for President Cyril Ramaphosa's Cabinet, have been opting to leave their positions.
The ANC has released a statement confirming Xasa's resignation, commenting that:
“The office of the ANC chief whip confirms the resignation of former minister of sport and recreation comrade Tokozile Xasa as an ANC Member of Parliament. Comrade Xasa’s resignation is effective from today, 7 June 2019."
Briefly.co.za reported yesterday that former social development minister Susan Shabangu had also chosen to leave over serving as an MP.
Xasa had been appointed as sports minister in February 2018, when Ramaphosa reshuffled his executive for the first time, reports The Sowetan.
Judy Hermans is set to replace Xasa on the national-to-national list, with Lindiwe Mjobo replacing Makhosini Nkosi on the province-to-national list in KwaZulu-Natal:
"Comrade Hermans will therefore be sworn in on Monday, June 10, with the rest of the other comrades who are scheduled to take up seats in the National Assembly,” the office of the chief whip said in a statement."
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