The Democratic Alliance (DA) has called for President Cyril Ramaphosa to sack the South African Home Affairs Minister, Malusi Gigaba.
Today, 1 November 2018, the DA called the for South African President, Cyril Ramaphosa to, “…rid the country once and for all of this compromised Minister [Malusi Gigaba].”
The party also said it would be vehemently against any attempt by Gigaba to use taxpayer’s money in order to review the Public Protector’s findings against him.
The DA added that “The Minister has already spent R874 199.25 in public funds in defending the Fireblade case. After his appeal to the Constitutional Court was dismissed, he approached the Supreme Court of Appeal which similarly dismissed his application.”
“Gigaba has since indicated his intention to approach the Constitutional Court again to appeal against the decision of the Supreme Court of Appeal.”
“The South African public purse cannot be ransacked to finance the Minister’s fanciful legal actions in perpetuity.”
The Democratic Alliance believes that if Ramaphosa were to dismiss Gigaba from his cabinet, it would help alleviate the deep mistrust in the current government.
This latest call from the DA, amongst a myriad of others, follows the Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane’s report. The controversial report alleges that Minister Gigaba lied under oath which means he may have, in effect, violated the Executive Ethics Code as well as the South African Constitution.
Have your say! What do you think?
UDM slams salary increases for municipal managers, says “ANC prioritises their stomachs over our people”
The United Democratic Front (UDM) is unhappy that municipal managers, and those directly reporting to them, will receive salary increments....
Ethiopian police detain 63 for corruption, gross violations of human rights
The Ethiopian police have detained a total of 63 suspects for allegedly committing human rights violations and corruption over the...
Ugandan school closes after 9 killed in fire
Nine students have been confirmed dead in an inferno at the St Bernard Secondary School, in Uganda’s Rakai District in...
Black Queens call for Ghanaian govt to pay bonuses before African Women championship
The players of the Ghanaian senior national female team, the Black Queens, are demanding unpaid bonuses that have piled up...
South African Parliament rubberstamps 1% VAT increase
Parliament has agreed on the VAT increase, but still feels there are more ways to assist poor South Africans. ...