Minister denies resigning, joins MK party


Thandi Modise, minister of defense and military veterans, strongly denied a media report that she resigned and joined the new MK party and labeled it as fake news.

The website reported that Modise supposedly resigned as a cabinet member and ANC member.

According to a statement, Modise “unequivocally rejects any allegations of a resignation or any insinuation that she needs to leave the ANC to join any other party”.

“I remain a loyal and disciplined member of the ANC, a party that has been my political home since the 1970s. Likewise, I remain a dedicated servant of the people of South Africa…” says Modise and also refers to the numerous offices she has held since 1994 in, among other things, parliament, the North-West legislature and within the ANC.

“I have full confidence in the leadership of pres. Cyril Ramaphosa and the ANC as a whole.”

The minister labeled the reports as “barbaric actions” by those who want to drive a wedge and will do everything possible to undermine the unity of the ANC and create instability in the government.

“The report also makes a mockery of journalism. People are warned to be vigilant and extremely cautious about news from unconfirmed sources.”

The minister is currently carrying out her duties, as determined by Ramaphosa, and continues to serve on the national executive committee (NEC) of the ANC as the party strives for an “outright victory in the upcoming general national election”, according to a statement from her office. .