Deputy South African President David Mabuza resigned as a Member of Parliament on Tuesday.
ANC Chief Whip Pemmy Majodina confirmed to News24 that Mabuza resigned and handed in his resignation letter to Parliament.
The deputy president had indicated that he wanted to leave and had consulted President Cyril Ramaphosa on his decision which was to make way for ANC deputy president Paul Mashatile to be appointed.
Mashatile was sworn in as MP last month. Mabuza’s resignation comes amid Ramaphosa’s imminent Cabinet reshuffle.
The president has been consulting widely, including with the ANC’s alliance partners.
News24 reports that Finance Minister Enoch Godongwana was sworn in as a Member of Parliament on Tuesday, making way for Ramaphosa to appoint a non-MP as part his Cabinet.