Dipuo Peters‚ the transport minister who lost her job in the recent Cabinet reshuffle‚ has resigned as a member of parliament for the African National Congress.
In a press statement this afternoon the Office of the ANC Chief Whip announced the resignation of former Transport Minister and ANC MP Cde Dipuo Peters as a member of Parliament effective 31 March 2017.
Peters took to Facebook to announce her resignation‚ which is effective from March 31.
She said she bowed out with her integrity intact.
“I never embarrassed God‚ my family and the movement as well as you my beloved fellow country men and women.”
“It is true we are deployed by the ANC in parliament/legislatures and serve in the executive on the invitation of the President. Thank you ANC and the president for affording me a rare opportunity amongst many to contribute to advancing the mandate of the organisation.”
ANC Chief Whip Jackson Mthembu described Peters as a wonderful person‚ whose service to the national democratic revolution was exemplary.
“We wish her well in her future endeavours‚ whatever they may be‚” he said.
Mthembu said Peters had served the movement well from both a provincial to a national level.
“We truly value her contribution to making our democracy into what it is today.”