AFTER being removed as minister of Public Enterprises Lynne Brown, has quit as Member of Parliament, having been appointed in 2014.
Brown, has been found wanting following allegations of State Capture and accused of improperly awarding tenders worth over R1 million from Eskom to her alleged longtime lover and close associate, Ingrid Tufvesson’s from eSmart Solutions.
The troubles at Eskom continue to dog her legacy and on Wednesday, a Parliamentary inquiry heard that it was not possible for her not to have known about the extent of maladministration at the company.
Last week the Public Protector found that she had inadvertently lied to Parliament, providing incorrect information to the National Assembly on questions about Eskom’s relationship with controversial consultancy firm, Trillian Capital.
Confirming Brown’s resignation today, ANC Chief Whip Jackson Mthembu says that she expressed her gratitude for serving South Africa and thanked the ANC for the opportunity.
“We’re confident she will continue serving the country and our movement in other capacities in future,” said Mthembu.
It remains to be seen whether she will appear before Parliament -if needs be- following her resignation.
Meanwhile, the ANC has appointed Fikile Mbalula as the Head of Elections at the ANC Headquarters, Chief Albert Luthuli House with immediate effect.