- Economic development and agriculture MEC, Kgosientso Ramokgopa, has resigned from his position
- This move was to give the title to a woman - Morakane Mosupyoe
- Ramokgopa's resignation is part of the ANC's plans to make their party more gender-balanced
The ANC"s Kgosientso Ramokgopa, now former MEC for Economic development and agriculture, has stepped down from his position.
He has done so willingly to make way for a female member of the party, Morakane Mosupyoe.
As reported on by The Citizen, this was to help the ruling party keep to its promise that it would have better gender equality in its representation.
Ramokgopa's resignation came after it was allegedly decided that one of 3 would have to make room for a woman.
City Press reported that the other 2 men were health MEC Bandile Masuku and public transport and road infrastructure MEC, Jacob Mamabole.
As of now, Gauteng is equal - there are 5 male MECs and 5 female MECs.
Briefly.co.za has noticed that Ramokgopa harbours no resentment about making way for a lady - he wishes her well.
Mosupyoe has previously served as the chairperson of the Social Development portfolio committee at the Gauteng legislature, as well as the Tshwane Health and Social Development MMC, according to The South African.
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