Limpopo premier and member of the provincial legislature Sello Moloto has formally resigned, the African National Congress (ANC) said on Tuesday.
Provincial secretary Joe Maswanganyi said the ANC had received a formal notice of resignation from Moloto.
”His resignation is hereby duly acknowledged and accepted. The ANC would like to thank him for the service.
”The ANC wishes him good luck in his new endeavour,” he said.
The Star newspaper on Tuesday reported that Moloto had agreed to stand as a candidate for the Limpopo premier position for the Congress of the People (Cope).
Cope denies Mlambo-Ngcuka’s nomination
Meanwhile, Cope on Tuesday denied media reports that former deputy president Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka has accepted a nomination for Parliament.
Spokesperson Sipho Ngwema said Mlambo-Ngcuka was definitely not on their list and reports stating that she was were incorrect.
The Star on Tuesday reported that Mlambo-Ngcuka had accepted a nomination by Cope for Parliament.
In the report, the party’s elections chief Mlungisi Hlongwane confirmed Mlambo-Ngcuka’s acceptance.
”Phumzile is on our list,” he said.
He added that Mlambo-Ngcuka was ”fairly placed” but could not disclose her number on the list. — Sapa