‘I was a scapegoat,’ says ANC official as she resigns
A senior South African politician, who had been plagued by corruption allegations, has resigned from the government a day after the president chose not to include her in the cabinet.
Bathabile Dlamini was president of the ANC’s Women’s League.
In her 10-page resignation letter, Mrs Dlamini reportedly said she held “no grudge for being reshuffled and not being appointed,” and said there was “a lot of noise” being made in an attempt to discredit her.
“Not once was I proven to be corrupt,” she said in the letter which has been seen by South African news site TimesLive, and added that she had been made a “scapegoat” for wider wrongdoings in the party.
Ms Dlamini is the third minister to resign this week.