Former environmental affairs minister Nomvula Mokonyane will not be returning to parliament. Business Day has been reliably informed that Mokonyane has withdrawn from the list of ANC MPs. This was after a special ANC national executive committee meeting earlier this week nominated her for the post of chair responsible for portfolio committees, or “chair or chairs” in the national assembly. This was a sign that Mokonyane would not be getting a post in President Cyril Ramaphosa's cabinet.

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