On Friday, former Police Minister Fikile Mbalula resigned as a Member of Parliament. He was sacked last month from his position as head of police by President Cyril Ramaphosa.
The announcement of his resignation was made by the African National Congress (ANC). Mbalula is now based at Luthuli House, ANC headquarters, and is the Head of Elections for next year’s national vote.
RESIGNATION OF ANC MP FIKILE MBALULA pic.twitter.com/NIRJw9hfHo
— ANC Parliament (@ANCParliament) March 9, 2018
According to Nonceba Mhlauli, spokesperson of Jackson Mthembu, Mbalula had already tendered his resignation on 26 February.
“While comrade Mbalula’s departure from Parliament will leave a void, we derive satisfaction from the knowledge that he will continue serving the movement as the ANC’s Head of Elections towards the 2019 General Elections campaign,” said Mhlauli.
Just In: Fikile Mbalula has just resigned as an MP.
He will focus more on being a celebrity as he enjoy most than being a politician. pic.twitter.com/AfvL4zuETl
— Dave Mashamaite (@DaveMashamaite) March 9, 2018
Oh how the mighty has fallen… one day you are addressing the community promising them that you will come back to solve their problems the next thing you resign and don’t find the need to go back to those people and tell them you can no longer do as promised pic.twitter.com/nmgz3Kdqf1
— ZacFromWakandaStillSavage (@Isaac_Moselane) March 9, 2018
Apparently Fikile Mbalula resigned as ANC MP to be a full-time member of black twitter pic.twitter.com/2H9OGDQcKn
— 10 March (@cyber_guru) March 9, 2018