Convicted fraudster Zukisa Faku steps down as MP

Joining the list of ANC MPs who resigned from Parliament for various reasons is convicted fraudster Zukisa Faku. 

Faku managed to keep her seat, despite being found guilty of abusing an official credit card when she was the Buffalo City mayor.

Faku’s resignation follows an ANC decision to withdraw her nomination as basic education portfolio committee chairperson.

The withdrawal followed complaints from civil society groups about her conviction on nine counts of fraud.

She’s appealing, but that was seemingly not enough for her party, which has eventually forced her to resign from the national legislature.

ANC chief whip Pemmy Majodina confirmed Faku’s resignation.

Her vacancy will be filled by Princess Faku by 1 August.