DURBAN: A leaked letter from the office of the MEC, Mr Ravi Pillay revealed that he has resigned as both MEC and KZN legislature.
In a letter seen by The Republic Mail, the MEC thank his staff and executives in the department for their service as he bows out.
“I write this message on the eve of my departure as MEC for Economic Development, Tourism and Environmental Affairs in KwaZulu-Natal. In accordance with discussions with my political party, I have resigned as a member of the KwaZulu-Natal Legislature and consequently as a Member of the Executive Committee. This will be tabled at the KwaZulu-Natal Legislature sitting scheduled for Wednesday, 10 August 2022.”
“I wish to record my sincerest appreciation to each of you — Head of Department, Senior Management, All Staff, Entity Board Members and staff — for your support and contribution to strengthening EDTEA and its Entities and giving effect to each respective mandate. EDTEA and its family of Entities are critical to addressing the challenges of our time — poverty, unemployment, and inequality,” said the letter.
Mr Ravi Pillay was serving as the MEC for Economic Development Tourism and Environmental Affairs (EDTEA). He previously served in the Provincial Government of KwaZulu-Natal as MEC for Finance.
“I pay tribute to all those who contributed to navigating and overcoming the challenges of the recent past — Covid-19, the July 2021 Unrest, and the 2022 floods. We have proved our resilience as a province and given real meaning to #KZNRISING. There is still much to be done and I have no doubt that you will be equal to the task.”
“I wish the incoming political leadership the very best and know that you will continue to give full support to the new political leadership of the Department,” he said.
“I once again thank each of you for your cooperation in an extraordinary period in the life of our province, he added.
He has also served as the MEC for Human Settlements and Public Works.