Zweli Mkhize resigns as KZN premier

2013-08-22 09:41

Durban - KwaZulu-Natal Premier Zweli Mkhize announced on Thursday that he was stepping down as premier.

ANC provincial chairperson Senzo Mchunu was sworn in as acting premier by KwaZulu-Natal Judge President Chiman Patel in Durban.

Mkhize said his tasks as ANC treasurer general had prompted the decision.

"After considering the workload associated with my two responsibilities, I have come to the conclusion that I need to spend more time fulfilling my responsibilities as the treasurer general of the African National Congress."

Mkhize was elected treasurer general at the ANC's elective congress in Mangaung last year.

He praised Mchunu and his colleagues in the KwaZulu-Natal executive.

He also thanked President Jacob Zuma for his support.

Mkhize would be based at ANC headquarters Luthuli House in Johannesburg full time as from 1 September.

  • Richard - 2013-08-22 09:42


      Geoff O'Connell - 2013-08-22 10:35

      If you can't stand the heat, get out of the kitchen... seems to me the ANC kitchen is on fire.... anyone have DA fire extinguisher???

      Abram Russel Baloyi - 2013-08-22 11:13

      Zweli Rabie !!

      Thabang Bonang - 2013-08-22 11:49

      If the president is from KZN and sees other provinces as competition, it becomes easy for the premier to perform. According to Auditor General, after NW, KZN was the biggest budget offender in the country with a waste of R3.9?billion. This due to unauthorised, irregular, fruitless and wasteful spending by provincial departments and entities. Nothing was done to the premier. Masibambisane which is chaired by Jacob Zuma and benefitting millions from tax payers is based in KZN and benefiting more KZN people than any other province. Zulu king gets millions more than many kings combined, most contractors that benefited from Nkadlaville upgrade came from KZN. Which premier can fail in such a province?

      William Wallace - 2013-08-22 13:34

      What? Normally when a person quits a position in the ANC its to join the DA or migrate to a western nation somewhere. I thought he would have taken his embezzled millions and migrated to Southern France and lie somewhere on a beach day in an day out. . .

  • Abusufyaan Ahmad - 2013-08-22 09:53

    Seems like one person committed to the good of the country

  • Lwami Lwami Luthuli - 2013-08-22 09:54

    As community of KZN, we should thank him for his Job well done, on looking after this province. Mkhize, Khabazela, Ngunezi.

      JMaree - 2013-08-22 10:12


      Staar - 2013-08-22 10:59

      Indeed he has, a very good man.Hope other leaders will take notes from him.

  • Lavisto Dogman Mavisto - 2013-08-22 09:57

    I hope this will not prompt the Phosa to resign!

  • Ntokozo Magubane - 2013-08-22 10:01

    I smell a rat!

      Donald Moseri - 2013-08-22 11:55

      And the big one. But i hope is not the same one that bit Zille.

  • Mbulelo Somzana - 2013-08-22 10:11

    The man did well,I give him 70% considering the huge challenges facing this province.

      JMaree - 2013-08-22 10:13

      lol, more sarcasm?

  • Sindiswa Molefe - 2013-08-22 10:12

    I`m thinking of aplying for the position ,not sure if i stand a chance though .

      Marlene Black - 2013-08-22 10:16

      Maybe, if you have grade 4!

      Solethu Solethu Matrose - 2013-08-22 10:21

      open legs for mr press and hope pediboy does not make it

      Bhekinkosi Langa - 2013-08-22 11:14

      Mjay I don't that Solethu mentioned people's names but it looks as if there is something hidden under the Supersomnas Matress tell us we are waiting.

  • Nonofo Maroke Mosimege - 2013-08-22 10:14

    you have done a good job DR Mkhize as a premier a political head ok KZN,Now as Anc delegates elected u to a fulltime Post treasure general at mangaung go and Stay a Lethuli.Anc nw DR RS Taung sub region member.

  • Siphiwo Khuzwayo - 2013-08-22 10:20

    Thanks Zweli, you served with dignity. You remained unshacken in your position. All the best in the future.

      Oom Kosie - 2013-08-22 14:30

      Ha ha ha, you're joking right?

  • Makhosonke Mqikela - 2013-08-22 10:23

    ANC NEC member I suppose...

  • Duncan Sime - 2013-08-22 10:23

    What's he running away from....?

  • Phumi Peter Ramokolo - 2013-08-22 10:34

    We heard enough about "resignation" n "exed" Also like hw pple struggle to get jobs whereas some are putting signature and move to top portfolio with good notch without hesitation. Enjoy anc,but everything has the beginning and the end,if you don't believe me,go and ask National Party

  • Nditsheni Singo - 2013-08-22 10:34

    You did well sir. Go in oeace and face new challenges.

  • Nomvula Khumalo - 2013-08-22 10:39

    U did well Mr Mkhize,its takes a true laeder to do such a thing ,you have served the province and did a great job!

      Staar - 2013-08-22 11:05

      Indeed the man worked for KZN so much,I'm proud of him..KZN is in a map in SA because of him.I wish him all the best and continue with his good leadership.

      Wilberforce Mbuthu - 2013-08-22 11:30

      Khabazela kamavovo gud dicision that u take ,wehle ngesikhathi lapho ungenachasha ngokomsebenzi wakho kuhulumeni ,seskhthele abantu abayeka ngoba bentshontshile wena uclean siyabonga god be with u all the way of ur life

      Bhekinkosi Langa - 2013-08-22 11:33

      But he failed to correct the Wrong that they did when they refused Ulundi as KZN Headquaters then having NP &ND.This a total waist of our Hard Earned cash.

  • Ben Rase Raselabe - 2013-08-22 10:43

    I saw this coming, all zumas plans, he s going to replace ramaphosa im telling you guys,,,,,hes going to be zumas successor,, tribalism at its best, zuma simply wants a zulu guy to be his successor

      Njabz - 2013-08-22 11:43

      There is no plan like that Sir. Ramaphosa will remain the deputy of our glorious movement. Tribalism has no place in the ANC.

      Njabz - 2013-08-22 11:44

      And later take over the reins from Zuma

  • Bongani Malcolm Mpostile - 2013-08-22 10:47

    I think the number is calculating his mathematics very well, Ramaphosa is automatcally out for the race of the state deputy president so Mkhize is gonna be the next president after the current number one and he will make sure he coveres the number one from arms-deal n Nkandla scandals

      Zeb Moche - 2013-08-22 11:03

      I agree with you Bongani and Ben, tribalism at higher grade. Ramaphosa must forget about seeing himself as a president of this country.

      Staar - 2013-08-22 11:14

      Mkhize has done a good job in kzn, we as kzn people we are happy with his job in any field if you doing well definitely a promotion will be on your way and i think that what happened to Mkhize, leave tribalism out of it.I cant remember in kzn one of the schools running out of book Mkhize made sure there is no late service delivery,what did Malema do for Lipompo youth while he was in ANC Youth league because he got funds guess what he built himself mansions and farms so this has nothing to do with tribalism its have everything to do with how one is committed to his job to serve people as poeple of kzn we are praying that the next premier should cut patten from Mkhize he has done well and we believe he is going to do well in his position.

      Donald Moseri - 2013-08-22 11:47

      Ja Staar you must get your "poeple" right next time i think they are good people..

      Staar - 2013-08-22 11:48

      Thank you Donald My walking Dictionary..Mr Oxford.

  • Nokwanda Mfundisi Skwash - 2013-08-22 10:51

    u can go if you left department clean no corruption you have made

      Thabang Bonang - 2013-08-22 11:52

      He already wasted more than R3,9 billion.

  • Lunga Ngcime - 2013-08-22 11:09

    One day we will know the truth JZ!!!!!!!!!

  • Firstseed Mbeva - 2013-08-22 11:13

    To be groomed to take JZ's post

      Thabang Bonang - 2013-08-22 11:54

      I understand KZN no longer want Cyril Ramaphosa as the deputy president and the plan is to have Zulus rule the country for the next 20years. So you could be right.

  • Manoko Cedrick - 2013-08-22 11:20

    Kzn's cANCer 20years plan has began

  • Nathi Ntshobodwana - 2013-08-22 11:32

    He is preparing himself to be our next President. I don't have a problem with that as long as he is not gona be corrupt and won't be there to protect his predecessor.

  • Nhlapo Pk Phoka - 2013-08-22 11:43

    I smell a rat here. Something was coming on his way. Flushing ministers like................ and he think he can also flush kings like he did to his ministers.

  • Lasley O Zu - 2013-08-22 11:49

    One of the greatest leader the province of KwaZulu Natal has ever seen. Very humble. Respectful, and sometimes unfairly criticised.

  • Ntlahla Tiva - 2013-08-22 11:56

    He's a noble man!

  • Tuelo Pharasi - 2013-08-22 11:57

    Long overdue....amandla.

  • Lasley O Zu - 2013-08-22 12:02

    We, as South Africans, are week because of people who look at the shadows that don't exist. When Thabo Mbeki was in the big office they said he was taking the country to the Xhosa, Mandela faced the same criticism, and now it is Jacob Zuma. These three leaders are great leaders (exclude your personal biasness) but this country has had only great leaders up to date, all with different leadership styles and good qualities. The criticisms are just because there never has and never will be one person who will/has ever make/made every one happy (with everyone hoping their ideology is represented-which is impossible to do) we've had great leaders as South Africans and we will continue to have them. The breed of negative people won't die out. So we'll just ignore it until it too turns into a flower that learns to appreciate the beauty that is our country.

      Staar - 2013-08-22 12:17

      Thank you Lasley for talking some sense,I remember when Mbheki took over everyone was on about,Xhosa's are taking over now they on about Zulu's taking over SA,do we care if a person is Zulu/Xhosa or Pedi all we care about is a good leadership and in this case Mkhize has done extremely well in kzn,so if Mkhize is moving to another position it should not be a problem all we can pray for is that he doesnt loose the character of a good leadership he had while he was a premier

      Thabang Bonang - 2013-08-22 12:18

      PW Botha was a great leader.

      Thabang Bonang - 2013-08-22 12:20

      FW De Klerk was a great leader.

      Thabang Bonang - 2013-08-22 12:20

      Nelson Mandela was a great leader

      Thabang Bonang - 2013-08-22 12:20

      Thabo Mbeki was a great leader

      Thabang Bonang - 2013-08-22 12:21

      Jacob Zuma is a great leader

      Dlayani Tivani - 2013-08-22 13:48

      Julius Malema will be a Great Leader too .

  • Mokantane Christian Lekgothoane - 2013-08-22 12:19

    The guy is considering to be Deputy President of Zuma come election next year.

  • Aggies Zaca - 2013-08-22 12:40

    We step you down with an applause Dr. Zweli Mkhize. You have done astonishing work with the Operation Sukuma Sakhe and you have shown prompt and responsive leadership. Congrats and goodluck comdrade. We now welcome comdrade Senzo Mchunu on board. ANC is where development BEGAN, EXPANDS and ENHANCE (BEE). Viva ANC Viva

  • ABASHONI - 2013-08-22 12:41

    Its long been coming, he is going for Deputy President of the ANC after 2017, GOD BLess South Africa and South Africa from these charlatans.

  • Vuyani Piti's Zondi - 2013-08-22 13:31

    Now its very clear that kzn anc wants to centralize powers to kzn indications are clear the next presidents will come from kzn.

  • Wa Tswera - 2013-08-22 14:36

    It doesn't come as a surprise,we have been wondering when this move is going to happen,the Zulu African National Congress steps up its well planned tribal dominance move in the National Executive Committee of the ANC pushing aside every individual that oppose its agenda,the agenda which is against everything that the real ANC has stood for since its inception in 1912. Now the question is when and how will Ramaposa be ousted from the NEC and eventually from the ANC structures to make way for Mkhize in preparation for Mukhize to takeover as president at the end of Jacob Zuma's term?

  • Khanyo Ngwane - 2013-08-22 14:36

    Vuyani, what is wrong with that? Who complained when Mbeki took after Mandela. Let's look beyond tribe because it's not tit for tat but who is wanted by the party & it's constituency. Your statement is divisive!!!!

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