Axed KZN education MEC resigns as MPL

2016-06-07 16:57
KwaZulu-Natal Education MEC Peggy Nkonyeni looks at a threat saying “RESIGN” spray painted on a wall at Villa Maria Primary School near Table Mountain. The MEC visited the school after the principal, Nokuthula Magwanyana, was murdered on Wednesday.

KwaZulu-Natal Education MEC Peggy Nkonyeni looks at a threat saying “RESIGN” spray painted on a wall at Villa Maria Primary School near Table Mountain. The MEC visited the school after the principal, Nokuthula Magwanyana, was murdered on Wednesday. (Ian Carbutt, The Witness)

Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

Durban – Former KwaZulu-Natal Education MEC Peggy Nkonyeni confirmed on Tuesday that she had resigned as a member of the provincial legislature.

Nkonyeni told News24 that, despite the party’s desperate plea for her to rethink her decision on Sunday, she had made up her mind.

"I submitted my resignation this morning to the office of the Speaker and I wish to express my gratitude to the ANC for deploying me for three executive terms in that level. I understand that the ANC has a task of deploying cadres."

She joins former Economic Development MEC Mike Mabuyakhulu who resigned from the legislature on Monday, following a cabinet reshuffle in the province.

Nkonyeni was replaced by Mthandeni Dlungwana, who, along with Bongi Sithole-Moloi (sport, arts and culture), Sihle Zikalala (economic development), and Mxolisi Kaunda (Transport), were sworn in on Tuesday.

Secretary of the SACP in the province, Themba Mthembu, was not part of the ceremony as he was still consulting with his party over the deployment. In a joint media briefing with the ANC later in the day, the SACP announced that Mthembu would be taking up the position and that he would be sworn into office soon.

KwaZulu-Natal Premier Willies Mchunu on Monday reshuffled his cabinet, and appointed Kaunda to fill a vacant post in the transport portfolio, a position which Mchunu had previously held.

Nkonyeni, along with Sport, Arts and Culture MEC Ntombikayise Sabhidla-Saphetha, Mabuyakhulu and Agriculture and Rural Development's Cyril Xaba were all axed.

Read more on:    anc  |  peggy nkonyeni  |  politics

Join the conversation!

24.com encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.
NEXT ON NEWS24X

Inside News24

 
ADVERTORIAL
Competition regulation for a growing and inclusive economy

ADVERTORIAL: The Competition Commission of South Africa is conducting advocacy work in the South African automotive aftermarket industry and has gazetted a Draft Code of Conduct for public comment.

/World
 

WATCH: Man films himself going down water slide upside down as things go very wrong…

What is at first an exciting tummy-turning adventure stunt, quickly turns into a scarily bad idea caught on camera. Take a look:

 
 

You won't want to miss...

WATCH: Conor McGregor: Notorious the trailer
Best date night restaurants in South Africa
WATCH: Ryan Reynolds offers fans a free tattoo in new Deadpool 2 teaser
Should you date your co-worker?
Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Settings

Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.




Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.