KZN ANC welcomes Zikalala’s resignation

By: ANG Reporter 

The ANC in KwaZulu-Natal has welcomed Sihle Zikalala’s resignation as the premier of the province.

Zikalala, who lost the chairmanship of the ANC KZN during the recent provincial elective conference, met the new members of the ANC provincial leadership structure and informed them that he has decided to step down as Premier. Zikalala offered the ANC Provincial Executive Committee (PEC) his resignation on Thursday, which was accepted.

“The PEC communicated with the ANC National Officials and were instructed to make recommendations of three names of comrades, who will undergo an interview process,” said the ANC in a statement.

The party said names of Nomusa Dube-Ncube, Amanda Bani and Mbali Fraizer were submitted and they would be interviewed soon.

“The ANC accepted Cde Zikalala resignation with pain and difficulty as he was still doing a great job in the province since he took over. We are grateful to the job he has done for the people of this province and we appreciate that he made a conscious decision not to leave office hastily.”

“Cde Zikalala’s tenure has come with a lot of good in the province, including a number of provincial government departments receiving unqualified audit outcomes for the first time. We thank Cde Zikalala for his dedication to serve the people of KwaZulu-Natal as he was mandated by the ANC.”

A new Premier will be sworn in once interviews are concluded and Zikalala’s resignation confirmed by the provincial legislature.

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