Sihle Zikalala resigns as KZN premier

DURBAN - Sihle Zikalala has resigned as KwaZulu-Natal premier.

The ANC in the province has accepted his resignation.

Nomusa Dube-Ncube, Amanda Bani and Mbali Fraizer will be interviewed for the position.

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A new premier will be sworn in once the interviews conclude.

The ANC in the province released a statement, thanking Zikalala for his dedication to serve the people of KwaZuu-Natal.

"The ANC accepted Comrade Zikalala's resignation with pain and difficulty as he was still doing a great job in the province since he took over.

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"We are grateful to the job he has done for the people of this province and we appreciate that he made a conscious decision not to leave office hastily," the statement read.

"Comrade Zikalala's tenure has come with a lot of good in the province, including a number of provincial government departments receiving unqualified audit outcomes for the first time.

"We thank Comrade Zikalala for his dedication to serve the people of KwaZulu-Natal as he was mandated by the ANC."


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