The African National Congress (ANC) confirmed that its Chief Whip in the National Assembly, Stone Sizani, will be redeployed and resign from Parliament with immediate effect.
ANC Secretary General Gwede Mantashe on Thursday explained that the party had had several discussions regarding the decision to redeploy Sizani.
Mantashe denied speculation of a revolt amomg ANC MPs and added that it was not an abrupt resignation, but rather a redeployment to a new post.
Listen to the full conversation from The Midday Report with Stephen Grootes:
We've been having discussions over a period of time and he was offered a diplomatic post which he accepted.— Gwede Mantashe, ANC Secretary General