Mbeki resignation effective Thurs

2008-09-22 14:57

Cape Town - President Thabo Mbeki's resignation will take effect on September 25, ANC Chief Whip Nathi Mthethwa told the National Assembly on Monday.

At the start of proceedings in the House, Speaker Baleka Mbete read out the letter of resignation received by Mbeki.

Afterwards, Mthethwa moved a motion without notice that the House note Mbeki had submitted his resignation to Mbete on September 21.

"Also noting that the letter by the President states that the resignation will be effective upon being informed that Parliament has finalised the matter, agrees that the resignation of the President of the Republic of South Africa will take effect on the 25th of September 2008."

His motion further thanked Mbeki for his dedicated service to the nation, both in his capacity as Deputy President and later President of the Republic.