It is less than two years since Onicca Moloi was sworn in as the Limpopo’s MEC for the Department of sports arts and culture, but the flamboyant lady has this week resigned from the post.
Moloi who was amongst the youngest MEC’s running a government department has handed her resignation to the premier Stan Mathabatha last week.
This follows rumours that Moloi had posted a resignation note on social media recently.
Among her quotes on Facebook included this rant, “Dear Masana bishops…Don’t worry, we will send our resignation letters and hand over your so-called ‘blue lights’ by Friday to make your job easy. We didn’t join the ANC for blue lights… yours Onicca Moloi.”
Her comments followed the party’s provincial elective conference last month. Moloi suffered a major blow after she was not elected to the executive committee.
On Tuesday, the premier’s office confirmed they have accepted Moloi’s resignation with immediate effect.
In a statement, Mathabatha praised Moloi for her “sterling performance” as an MEC.
“Although we wished her to stay longer, we wish her good luck in her future endeavours and hope she will perform her duties with the same energy she did when deployed in government,” Mathabatha said.
It was further learnt that Mathabatha appointed Provincial Treasury MEC Rob Tooley as acting MEC in her place until such time that the position can be filled permanently.
She was sworn into the post in back in September 2016 and was seen as one of the province’s youngest cabinet members.