Suspended North West Cooperative Governance, Human Settlement, and Traditional Affairs (CoGHSTA) MEC Saviour Cwaile has thrown in the towel and announced that has resigned.
In a statement on Thursday, Cwaile said he “wishes to announce his resignation as MEC”. Cwaile said his resignation was effective from Wednesday, 11 August 2021.
Cwaile added: “I wish to appreciate an opportunity the premier has given to me to be part of those adding positive impetus to our peoples’ desires for a better life”.
Last week, North West Premier Professor Tebogo Job Mokgoro placed Cwaile on special leave without providing any reasons.
Although the premier did not say why he was suspending Cwaile, there have been growing concerns over the poor state of municipalities in the province.
But a day later Cwaile denied he had been suspended and instead claimed it was a communication mix-up.