Dipuo Peters has resigned as a an African National Congress (ANC) member of Parliament, it was announced on Wednesday.
In comments shared on Facebook‚ Peters said it had been an honour to serve the party in various positions over 24 years.
“I never embarrassed God‚ my family and the movement as well as you my beloved fellow country men and women‚” she said. “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.”
According to a statement released by Parliament, the former minister of transport’s resignation was effective from 31 March.
This follows the recent Cabinet reshuffle by President Jacob Zuma, which saw Peters lose her position to Joe Maswanganyi.