Cape Town - Former Environmental Affairs Minister Nomvula Mokonyane has declined her position as House chairperson in the National Assembly.
ANC Secretary-General Ace Magashule confirmed on Wednesday that Mokonyane will no longer take up the position a few days after she was appointed by the ruling party.
Although Magashule has stopped short of saying Mokonyane has resigned as MP, he said the ruling party said it will decide on where to deploy her.
Magashule said they will now decide on who to take over as House chairperson in the National Assembly in charge of portfolio committees.
He said they received a request from Mokonyane that her deployment to Parliament be reconsidered.