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Zola Skweyiya, former Social Development Minister, to work at ANC Headquarters

7 May 2009

Comrade Zola Skweyiya, following his resignation from parliamentary politics, has been redeployed to work at the ANC`s headquarters, Chief Albert Luthuli House.

"Comrade Zola Skweyiya will now be located in the ANC Presidency where he will be operating from. The comrade has immense skill and expertise, both as a senior cadre in the ANC and also as a seasoned Minister, which would be invaluable in ensuring the effectiveness of the Office now that most comrades will be moving to the Union Buildings" said Gwede Mantashe, ANC Secretary General.

Contrary to current speculative and surreptitious commentary, comrade Skweyiya had indicated even earlier that he would wish to retire from parliamentary politics. The African National Congress accepted his reasons thereof. The ANC also felt that the body of knowledge and experience he possesses needs to be utilized within the organization as we face the challenge of responding to the mandate accorded us by the South African people.

Issued by:
Office of the Secretary General

Moferefere Lekorotsoana
Head of Communication: Office of the Secretary General
Tel: 27 113768253
Cell: 27 828691357
Email: mlekorotsoana@anc.org.za

Enquiries:
Ishmael Mnisi 082 333 5550
Brian Sokutu 071 671 6919