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.
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.
"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."