Mac Maharaj to retire

By Drum Digital
07 April 2015

Presidential spokesperson Mac Maharaj is to retire, the Presidency has announced.

Presidential spokesperson Mac Maharaj is to retire, the Presidency announced on Tuesday.

Maharaj will retire at the end of April 2015.

"Mr Maharaj, President Zuma’s former Special Envoy and former Cabinet Minister in South Africa’s first democratic administration, turns 80-years-old in April this year and has decided 'it is time to slow down a bit'.

“We wish to thank Mr Maharaj for this special service to the President and the country and wish him well in his retirement,” said President Jacob Zuma.

Harold Maloka, Deputy Director-General in the Government Communication and Information System, will be acting spokesperson from May 2015 until further notice.

Maharaj could not immediately be reached by News24 to reveal what he would do with his time.

News24wire

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