Johannesburg - Deputy Minister of Economic Development Enoch
Godongwana has resigned from his position in order to pursue personal interests,
the presidency said on Sunday.
Spokesperson Mac Maharaj said Godongwana's last day would be on
"The president has accepted the resignation and thanked
the deputy minister for his dedicated service and duty to his portfolio and to
the national executive in general," he said in a statement.
Godongwana is a member of the ANC's Economic Transformation
He was previously the deputy minister of public enterprises
and had served as a member of the provincial legislature in the Eastern Cape.
President Jacob Zuma said Godongwana's work experience and
expertise would not be entirely lost to the public but would be used elsewhere
in pursuing the goal of a meaningful economic transformation.