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Former ministers Jeff Radebe, Siyabonga Cwele also resign as MPs

10th June 2019 BY: News24Wire

Former ministers Jeff Radebe and Siyabonga Cwele have also resigned as MPs after failing to crack the nod in President Cyril Ramaphosa's new Cabinet.

Parliament spokesperson Moloto Mothapo confirmed on Monday that Radebe and Cwele had tendered their resignations.

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Radebe - a veteran of seven ministries going back to 1994 - said two weeks ago that he was ready to enjoy the routines of "normal life" and immerse himself into new possibilities.

The pair join a growing number of former ministers who have in recent weeks resigned as ordinary members of the National Assembly after being left out of Ramaphosa's recently announced Cabinet. 

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Last week, former minister of sport and recreation Tokozile Xasa joined former ministers Susan Shabangu, Dipuo Letsatsi-Duba and Nomaindia Mfeketo in submitting letters of resignation as MPs.

National Assembly Speaker Thandi Modise will on Monday swear in their replacements, although it is not immediately apparent who will be replacing Cwele.

ANC Chief Whip, Pemmy Majodina, previously confirmed that: 

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