President Cyril Ramaphosa has accepted the resignation of Malusi Gigaba from his position as the minister of home affairs.
Cape Town – Malusi Gigaba has resigned his position as the minister of home affairs.
The presidency confirmed that President Cyril Ramaphosa has accepted Gigaba’s resignation, which was tendered two weeks after the court ruled that he had been dishonest about the Fireblade private terminal at OR Tambo International Airport.
Calls mounted for Gigaba to resign after he was embroiled in scandal, regarding the legal action between himself and the Oppenheimers over the VVIP terminal. The Gauteng High Court ruled that Gigaba had lied under oath over the matter.
The minister was dealt a blow when the Constitutional Court dismissed his application to appeal the high court ruling. The court said the case was unlikely to succeed.
This was the second blow for Gigaba after the Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane found that Gigaba violated the constitution and the executive ethics code when he told untruths under oath in court.
A video of Gigaba performing a sexual act on himself – which he says was stolen when his phone was hacked – has also been widely circulated on social media, drawing strong criticism from opposition parties.