Thuli Madonsela to Derek Hanekom: 'Sad to see you go'
Long-serving cabinet minister Derek Hanekom was the latest MP to dominate conversations on social media, following his resignation as an ANC MP on Tuesday.
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His exodus follows other high-profile resignations by ANC members - including Bathabile Dlamini, Jeff Radebe, Siyabonga Cwele and Thokozile Xasa.
Members of the public have been giving their reaction to Hanekom's resignation since the news broke.
Many, including former public protector Thuli Madonsela, expressed their sadness at his exit.
Sad to see you go @Derek_Hanekom . As there are many ways to serve, I’m certain in your next chapter you’ll remain of great service to our country and humanity. We’ll miss your quintessential civility in the space you are vacating. https://t.co/l53fF8jCuv— Prof Thuli Madonsela (@ThuliMadonsela3) June 11, 2019
Messages of thanks and well wishes poured in.
Hanekom hinted two days ago that a change was coming, tweeting "I am ready to start my next chapter quite soon".