Western Cape Health MEC, Nomafrench Mbombo has resigned from her position as the Democratic Alliance (DA) Women’s Network (DAWN) leader.
Reports said on Wednesday that Mbombo announced the resignation in a message to the network.
“DAWN deputy leader will be attending federal council [the party’s highest decision-making body] and lead DAWN till a time new leadership is elected. I am resigning as DAWN federal leader,” Mbombo’s message read, according to Times Live.
It remained unclear why she resigned.
DA provincial chairperson Jaco Londt said there had not been any indication Mbombo would resign from her position, a News24 report said.
Mombo, who obtained her PhD in gender and human rights from the University of the Western Cape will remain in the provincial cabinet as the health MEC, a position she has held since 2018, IOL said.
Her resignation came on the heals of the resignation by Western Cape party leader Bonginkosi Madikizela who was embroiled in a qualifications scandal.
Madikizela resigned all his positions in the party, including as transport MEC and as a member of the provincial legislature.
Premier Alan Winde confirmed Madikizela’s resignation on Wednesday.
Madikizela had been suspended for 14 days after he lied about having a Bachelor of Commerce Degree in Human Resources on his CV.
Madikizela admitted that he did study, but did not complete his degree.