The ANC Secretary General Gwede Mantashe dismissed allegations that the resignations of ANC MPs from Parliament are a clear indication that the party is in crisis. In a press briefing Mantashe said they expected the MPs to resign from Parliament after being dropped from cabinet. “They want to protect their pensions as former cabinet ministers because if they continue as ordinary MPs they will forfeit the pension as cabinet ministers,” he explained, adding that he expects other former cabinet ministers to resign as MPs. He said most of the MPs who are now resigning don’t have any investments apart from their pension as former cabinet ministers, hence the need to resign. Former deputy Finance Minister Mcebisi Jonas has resigned as ANC MP and was the second after former Transport Minister Dipuo Peters' announced her resignation on Wednesday. Former Energy minister Tina Joemat-Pettersson also resigned as ANC MP.