Gigaba resigns as Home Affairs minister


High Tory
Mar 6, 2004
PRETORIA - Eyewitness News has learnt that Home Affairs Minister Malusi Gigaba has resigned and has served his letter of resignation to the Presidency

Gigaba has faced a difficult few weeks - with pressure mounting from opposition parties on him to step down.

Two weeks ago the Constitutional Court rejected his application for leave to appeal a High Court ruling which that found he had lied under oath in the Fireblade Aviation matter.

On 31 October 2018, the Public Protector found that Gigaba violated the Constitution and the executive members' ethics code when he lied under oath about allowing the Oppenheimers permission to operate a private terminal at OR Tambo International Airport.


Honorary Master
Aug 7, 2003
What a disappointment. Would have preferred that he was fired for lying. Rammerposer missed the opportunity to act decisively and send a clear message. Instead, Gigaba saves face by doing the 'honourable' thing. Sadly, this leaves it open for him to come back in a future regime.