National Freedom Party leader Zanele Magwaza Msibi was the latest Member of Parliament to resign from the National Assembly.
She joined a long list of African National Congress party MPs who have also resigned from Parliament, for different reasons. Magwaza Msibi joined Parliament in 2014 before approximately two-year absence after suffering an almost devastating stroke. She was a deputy minister in President Jacob Zuma’s administration at the time. She eventually recovered and returned to duty in 2016.
While her party didn’t perform well at this year’s elections and lost a couple of seats, Magwaza Msibi made another return to Parliament. It is, however, unclear who would replace Magwaza Msibi, as this would be up to the NFP to decide who it sends to the National Assembly in her place.