Duarte resigns from presidency

2010-02-28 11:11

Johannesburg - ANC stalwart Jesse Duarte has resigned as President Jacob Zuma's chief operations officer in the presidency, the Sunday Times reported.

Duarte wrote an "emotional e-mail" to ANC secretary general Gwede Mantashe, citing a "smear" campaign, "gossip" and "vilification" as reasons for her decision, the paper reported.

Mantashe told Sunday Times reporters that he had not seen the letter.