Twelve down and counting...
Behold - the troupe of monkeys responsible for the mess that South Africa is in. As a commenter in the previous post rightly pointed out; what about Dr Beetroot and Charlie Nkakakula? Hanging on for dear life are they? It seems the perks of the job are worth riding out for another 7-9 months. Tells you what integrity (or lack thereof) they possess.
The group below may not have been forced out but Manto and Nkakakula should be escorted out of office in handcuffs.
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Their letters of resignation had been received by President Thabo Mbeki “which, regretfully, he has had to accept”, the presidency said in a statement on Tuesday.
They included Deputy President Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, who earlier in the day announced her resignation from the position, to which she was appointed after ANC president Jacob Zuma was released from his responsibilities as deputy president in 2005.
One of the reasons she gave was to allow a new president the opportunity to choose their own deputy.
The other resignations were of the Ministers of:
- Defence, Mosiuoa Lekota
- Minister in the Presidency Essop Pahad
- Intelligence, Ronnie Kasrils
- Correctional Services Ngconde Balfour
- Public Enterprises, Alec Erwin
- Science and Technology, Mosibudi Mangena
- Public Works, Thoko Didiza
- Provincial and Local Government, Sydney Mufamadi
- Public Service and Administration Geraldine Fraser-Moleketi.
- Foreign Affairs, Aziz Pahad
- Finance, Jabu Moleketi
- Correctional Services, Loretta Jacobus.
“All the ministers have expressed their availability to assist the incoming administration in the hand-over process and any other assistance that might be sought from them.
“President Mbeki thanked the deputy president, the ministers and the deputy ministers for their dedicated service to the nation and wished them well in their future endeavours,” it said.