KwaZulu-Natal Premier Sihle Zikalala is rumoured to have resigned from his top government position.
Zikalala, who was removed as the ANC KZN chairperson during the recent provincial elective conference, is rumoured to have recently met members of the ANC provincial top five leadership structure and informed them that he has decided to step down as premier.
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According to sources, the ANC provincial top brass led by the party’s newly-elected KZN chairperson, Siboniso Duma, then relayed the message to the ANC provincial executive committee (PEC) during the committee’s inaugural meeting held on Thursday.
“The ANC national leadership has already been informed about the resignation,” the source said.
The process to elect a new premier, the source said, has already begun.
ANC provincial secretary, Bheki Mtolo, declined to comment on the matter.
“There will be a press briefing on Monday where the outcomes of the PEC meeting will be communicated,” he said.