National Freedom Party leader resigns from Parliament to rebuild party

National Freedom Party leader resigns from Parliament to rebuild party

National Freedom Party head Zanele kaMagwaza-Msibi has resigned from Parliament, with the intention to focus on the party with retirement possibly on the cards.

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Zanele kaMagwaza-Msibi has opted to leave Parliament in favour of working on the National Freedom Party.

During the previous administration, the politician had served as the Deputy-Minster of Science and Technology, occupying the position from 2014 until earlier this year.

KaMagwaza-Msibi suffered a stroke in 2014 and has been recovering from the ordeal ever since then, reports the SABC.

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The party suffered loses during the elections, losing four of six seats in Parliament after the May 8 polls.

NFP spokesperson Simo Mkhwanazi, confirmed the politician's resignation, commenting that:

“I can confirm that the President of the NFP Honourable Zanele kaMagwaza-Msibi has sent her letter of resignation to Parliament that is with intentions to actually focusing on the party and considering that maybe it was in due time for her to actually consider the retirement. There are many reasons which one can consider, but amongst many it was actually to take rest considering the health of the president but amongst that other reasons she felt that it time for her to actually retire after having been the deputy minister."

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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