KwaZulu-Natal MEC for Economic Development, Tourism and Environment Ravi Pillay has resigned.
Pillai’s resignation is expected to be announced at a special meeting of the KwaZulu-Natal legislature in Mui River on Wednesday.
He is among the MEC members in the province who were not nominated to the Provincial Executive Committee (PEC) following the African National Congress (ANC) provincial elective conference in July.
In a letter sent to the chairmen of various councils and CEOs of organizations under his department, Pillay expressed his gratitude for the support during his tenure at the helm of the economic development, tourism and environment portfolios.
The letter also said his resignation would be announced at a special meeting of the provincial legislature on Wednesday.
KwaZulu-Natal Prime Minister-designate Nomusa Dube-Ncube is expected to be sworn in at the meeting.
ANC provincial secretary Bheki Mtola says the party is now in a meeting and has not ruled out Pillay’s resignation.
Speaking at National Women’s Day celebrations in Richmond on Monday, Dube-Ncube explained how she plans to disrupt patriarchal politics and empower more women.
“It’s very humbling for me that a lot of people identify with me, and for a long time we’ve had a problem with a lot of women not being assertive because they’ve been rejected a lot, but they’ve also been made to believe that they’re not up to the task, so that it was very good to receive this positive vibe from the women,” says Dube-Ncube.
KZN Premier-elect Nomusa Dube-Ncube speaks to SABC News: