He also claimed that Mr Atul Gupta offered him a sum of R600 000 in a black plastic bag.
Deputy Finance Minister Mcebisi Jonas has resigned from Parliament. A statement released by ANC chief whip media liaison Nonceba Mhlauli reveal the news.
“The Office of the ANC Chief Whip confirms the resignation of former Deputy Finance Minister and ANC MP Cde Mcebisi Jonas as a member of parliament effective 31 March 2017,”
“Comrade Jonas has served both as Deputy Minister and MP with absolute distinction and dedication. He has also served the movement and the South African people in various capacities over the years. On behalf of the ANC in Parliament we thank comrade Jonas for his selfless service to the movement as its public representative.
“We are confident that he will continue serving the country and our movement in other capacities in future. We wish him well.”
Jonas’ resignation follows that of former minister of transport Dipuo Peters.
In 2016 Jonas made shocking claims that he was offered the position of finance minister by a member of the Gupta family. He also claimed that Mr Atul Gupta offered him a sum of R600 000 in a black plastic bag.