Stone Sizani and ANC Spokesperson, Moloto Mothapo, address the media in Parliament, on March 26, 2014, in Cape Town, South Africa. The ANC leadership critisized the Public Protector's report. (Photo by Gallo Images / Foto24 / Leanne Stander)
Parliament’s communications portfolio committee chairperson Joyce Moloi-Moropa has resigned, the office of the ANC Chief whip Stone Sizani has confirmed. Her departure comes weeks after ANC Gauteng chairperson Paul Mashatile’s resignation as a Member of Parliament earlier this month.
“The Office of the ANC Chief Whip confirms the resignation of the chairperson of the parliamentary communications portfolio committee,” Sizani’s office said.
Her resignation is in effect from February 29.
“Cde Moloi-Moropa requested the ANC leadership a while ago to release her from Parliament to focus on her enormous responsibilities as SACP Treasurer on full-time basis, as she felt her split focus on both party and parliamentary roles did neither of them justice.
“Her resignation and that of Cde Paul Mashatile, the former chairperson of parliament’s standing committee on appropriations, brings to two the number of vacancies in the leadership of parliamentary committees. The two posts will be filled soon.”
Sizani’s office said both Moloi-Moropa and Mashatile “have discharged their parliamentary responsibilities with distinction and dedication”.
He wished them well.