Lindiwe Zulu: It’s not business as usual

Cyril Ramaphosa is expected to be sworn in at a plenary session later this afternoon.

FILE: Minister of Small Business Development Lindiwe Zulu. Picture: Thomas Holder/EWN

CAPE TOWN - It's definitely not business as usual for some African National Congress (ANC) members of Parliament (MPs).

The governing party's caucus is still coming to terms with former president Jacob Zuma's resignation late on Wednesday night.

Cyril Ramaphosa is expected to be sworn in at a plenary session later on Thursday afternoon.

ANC MPs looked upbeat as they filled the Old Assembly Chamber, even those considered close to Zuma, like Minister of Small Business Development Lindiwe Zulu.

“It’s not necessarily business a usual because there’s been a different step and a different way of doing things.”

ANC deputy chief whip Doris Dlakude adds: ‘We’ll have a sitting where the new president will be elected. He will be sworn in by the Chief Justice.”

ANC Chief Whip Jackson Mthembu briefed MPs ahead of this afternoon’s proceedings.

(Edited by Shimoney Regter)