Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Veepee Phumzile resigns

breakingnewssmall1.jpgTwo down, plenty more to go.

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Deputy President Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka has resigned, her spokesman confirmed on Tuesday.

“Yes, she has resigned. The deputy president has resigned to outgoing President Thabo Mbeki,” her spokesman Denzil Taylor said.

“She resigned for two reasons — for personal reasons, and also she wants to afford the new president the opportunity to elect his or her own deputy president.”

Taylor said a “broader statement” would be released later on Tuesday.

The announcement came after the African National Congress national executive committee decided at the weekend to remove Mbeki from office.

ANC spokesperson Steyn Speed said it was Mlambo-Ngcuka’s own decision to step down.

“There was no decision by the national executive committee to recall her,” Speed said.

Asked if the ANC had nominated a candidate for the deputy presidency, he said: “I can’t imagine that that has come up.”

3 Opinion(s):

Anonymous said...

Truth be told she would have been fired in any event. Her husband is not on the Zuma jolly list either.

Anonymous said...

Now eleven more cabinet members including Manuel have also resigned, but not those racist cows who run the Health- and Agricultural- departments, alas.

Anonymous said...

Yeah good riddance, don't let your fat african ass get caught in the door on your way out