Officials deny ANC MEC defections

The Gauteng Provincial Government has dismissed reports of a possible mass resignation of MECs. It...

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The Gauteng Provincial Government has dismissed reports of a possible mass resignation of MECs.

It assured residents that no member of the provincial executive had indicated an intention to resign.

It was suggested that former <?xml:namespace prefix="st1" ns="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags"?><state w:st="on"><place w:st="on">Gauteng premier Mbhazima Shilowa, who became Congress of the People’s deputy president, was trying to lure ex-colleagues to the party.

It was also reported that four MECs were already working with COPE.

“We have seen a couple of reports that have been speculating about the possible resignation of MEC’s and we have been assured and we want to assure also the people of Gauteng that no such resignations are imminent,” said spokesperson Simon Zwane.