Former deputy arts and culture minister resigns as MP

2017-05-02 10:07
Rejoice Mabudafhasi (Duncan Alfreds, News24)

Rejoice Mabudafhasi (Duncan Alfreds, News24)

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Cape Town – Veteran MP and former deputy arts and culture minister Rejoice Mabudafhasi has resigned as a Member of Parliament.

The 73-year-old, who has served in Parliament since the first democratic elections in 1994, told News24 that "her time had come" and she now wants to rest.

Mabudafhasi was one of the deputy ministers affected by President Jacob Zuma's Cabinet reshuffle in March.

She was replaced by former deputy police minister Maggie Sotyu.

Mabudafhasi described her 23-year career as an MP as "hectic", as she has never taken a break.

She is however very grateful that she got to do the things she loved by serving in portfolios that were important to her.

She had previously served as deputy minister of environmental affairs and tourism from 1999 to 2009.

She is now looking forward to spending more time with her grandchildren and family, and will serve the ANC in other ways.

Her decision had nothing to do with the current happenings within the ruling party, and it was made purely for personal reasons, she said.

ANC caucus acting spokesperson Nonceba Mhlauli said the party will issue a statement on Mabudafhasi's resignation later on Tuesday.

Read more on:    anc  |  cape town  |  parliament 2017  |  politics  |  cabinet reshuffle

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