Dipuo Peters quits as MP

2017-04-05 13:20
Former minister of transport Dipuo Peters. (GCIS)

Former minister of transport Dipuo Peters. (GCIS)

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Cape Town – Former transport minister Dipuo Peters has resigned as a member of Parliament, the ANC chief whip’s office has confirmed.

This follows the recent Cabinet reshuffle by President Jacob Zuma, which saw Peters lose her job to Joe Maswanganyi.

ANC chief whip office media liaison Nonceba Mhlauli told News24 on Wednesday that the resignation has been effective as of March 31.

Peters on Wednesday told reporters that she was happy she was getting out while she could still walk and talk, it was reported.

Honour to serve

Following the reshuffle, Peters took to Facebook, saying it was an honour to serve.

“I thank God, my family, the glorious people's movement the ANC, the teams I worked with for a period of almost 24yrs and the people of South Africa in particular the Northern Cape, Kimberley and Galeshewe for the honour to serve. I am honoured and humbled for the confidence and trust with such a huge mandate and responsibility,” she said.

She bowed out with her integrity intact, she said at the time.

“I never embarrassed God, my family and the movement as well as you my beloved fellow country men and women. It is true we are deployed by the ANC in parliament/legislatures and serve in the executive on the invitation of the President. Thank you ANC and the president for affording me a rare opportunity amongst many to contribute to advancing the mandate of the organisation.”

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