Mthembu pays tribute to Peters on her resignation


Mthembu pays tribute to Peters on her resignation

Graeme Hosken | 2017-04-05 13:57:00.0

The ANC’s Jackson Mthembu.

Image by: Freddy Mavunda/Financial Mail

ANC Chief Whip Jackson Mthembu has described Transport Minister Dipuo Peters as a wonderful person whose service to the national democratic revolution was exemplary.

He was reacting to the reported news of her resignation earlier on Wednesday.

“It’s for the first time that I am hearing this. But‚ if it is true we wish her well in her future endeavours‚ whatever they may be‚” he said.

Mthembu said Peters had served the movement well at both a provincial and national level.

“We truly value her contribution to making our democracy into what it is today.”

Peters took to FaceBook to announce her resignation which is effective from March 31.

She posted: “I thank God‚ my family‚ the glorious people’s movement the ANC‚ the teams I worked with for a period of almost 24yrs and the people of South Africa in particular the Northern Cape‚ Kimberley and Galeshewe for the honour to serve”.

“I am honoured and humbled for the confidence and trust with such a huge mandate and responsibility.”

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.”

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