Johannesburg – ActionSA Gauteng Provincial Chairperson, Bongani Baloyi has resigned from the party led by Herman Mashaba.
As had been widely expected after ActionSA admitted there were “irreconcilable differences” between Baloyi and Mashaba, the Gauteng provincial chairperson resigned.
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Baloyi tendered his resignation Monday at a meeting with ActionSA Leadership.
ActionSA National Chairperson Michael Beaumont said, “it has been mutually agreed that ActionSA and Baloyi will go their separate ways”.
Beaumont said the “irreconcilable differences” between ActionSA’s national leadership and Baloyi relate to differences arising from the running of the province.
“At the previous meeting on 6 March 2023, Mashaba made the offer to Baloyi for him to take up the mantle of national spokesperson, a senior national position within ActionSA, which is automatically represented on the senate – ActionSA’s highest decision-making body,” said Beaumont.
“Today Baloyi declined this offer.”
Beaumont said ActionSA’s interim constitution makes the decision of appointing provincial chairpersons the prerogative of the president of the party until such time as an elective conference is held.
“ActionSA leadership thanks Baloyi for his service to ActionSA and wishes him well in his future endeavours,” Beaumont said.
Baloyi has since been replaced as ActionSA Gauteng provincial chairperson by Funzi Ngobeni.