ANC Accepts and Welcomes KZN Premier Sihle Zikalala's Resignation With “Pain and Difficulty”

ANC Accepts and Welcomes KZN Premier Sihle Zikalala's Resignation With “Pain and Difficulty”

  • The African National Congress says it has accepted and welcomed the resignation of KwaZulu-Natal Premier Sihle Zikalala
  • The ruling party's national officials will make recommendations of who should fill the role following the former premier's departure
  • The ANC thanked Zikalala for his services and noted that the premier made a conscious decision not to depart hastily

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DURBAN - The African National Congress says it has accepted the resignation of KwaZulu-Natal Premier Sihle Zikalala a short while ago. His departure has been brewing, and the ruling party welcomed Zikalala’s decision.

KZN Premier Sihle Zikalala
KZN Premier Sihle Zikalala has resigned from his role. Image: Darren Stewart
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The former premier offered the Provincial Executive Committee (PEC) his resignation, and the ANC national officials will make recommendations. The party accepted Zikalala’s resignation with “pain and difficulty” as he was doing a good job in the role, according to eNCA.

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It also noted that the premier made a conscious decision not to depart hastily. The ruling party thanked him for his services to KwaZulu-Natal residents.

Nomusa Dube-Ncube, Amanda Bani and Mbali Frazer were submitted as possible replacements. According to TimesLIVE, the candidates will be interviewed on Saturday, 6 August.

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A new Premier will be sworn in once interviews are concluded, and the provincial legislature confirms Zikalala’s resignation.

South Africans react to Premier Sihle Zikalala’s resignation:

@dungathecaptain said:

“The resignation of Sihle Zikalala is a sign that shows that ANC doesn’t have the best interest of South Africans.”

@atlasRanger wrote:

“Sihle Zikalala will soon be rewarded with a Cabinet appointment.”

@HaleluyaJNxongo added:

“Zikalala almost ran our province to the ground. We must not waste time keeping him as premier. We must capitalise on this atmosphere of hope and go back to our people and bring services.”

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KZN Premier Sihle Zikalala fails to get enough votes, loses race as ANC provincial committee chair

In a related matter, Briefly News also reported former African National Congress KwaZulu-Natal Chairperson Sihle Zikalala has been served another huge blow after failing to make the cut into the provincial executive committee.

The committee was elected at the ANC’s conference at the weekend. Zikalala was offered the position of an additional committee member, which he accepted.

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