Former ministers Jeff Radebe, Siyabonga Cwele tender MP resignations

Former ministers Jeff Radebe, Siyabonga Cwele tender MP resignations

Ex-ministers Jeff Radebe and Siyabonga Cwele have resigned as Members of Parliament after failing to make the cut for President Cyril Ramaphosa's Cabinet.

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Parliamentry spokesperson Moloto Mothapo has confirmed today that both Radebe and Cwele have handed in their resignations.

Radebe, a veteran politician whose career spans back to 1994, says he is ready to enjoy the routines of a 'normal life' and immerse himself in new possibilities. reported earlier that scores of former ministers have opted out of serving as ordinary members of the National Assembly.

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READ ALSO: Former sports minister Tokozile Xasa resigns as Member of Parliament

Last week saw the resignation of Tokozile Xasa, Susan Shabangu, Dipuo Letsatsi-Duba and Nomaindia Mfeketo.

Speaker Thandi Modise will be swearing in their replacements today, although it is not yet confirmed who will be taking Cwele's place.

ANC Chief Whip, Pemmy Majodina, confirmed that Fikile Masiko will replace Shabangu and Sfiso Buthelezi will replace Letsatsi-Duba.

News24 reports that Emily Thlape will be replacing Ramaphosa, who had ceased to be an MP after the elections, Judy Hermans will replace Xasa and Lindiwe Mjobo will replace Makhosini Nkosi.

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